Certified Advanced Rolfer, Visceral Manipulation Teacher, and Cranial Therapist
Jeffrey Burch received a BA in biology from the University of Oregon in 1975, after which he trained at The Dr. Ida Rolf Institute® in Boulder, Colorado, receiving his Certification as a Rolfer in 1977. After practicing for 40 years Jeffrey now focuses primarily on teaching, writing and editing.He Is editor in chief of the Journal of the International Association of Structural Integrators (IASI), and is a regular contributor to other publications. He has a book on Assessment and Treatment methods in a final editing stage.
Jeffrey Burch received his Rolfing Advanced Certification in 1990, after which he again began studying at the University of Oregon where he received a second BA in Psychology in 1993 and a master’s degree in counseling in 1995. His Master’s thesis “Alexithymia and Dissociation” which explores topics related to psychosomatic conditions, has received over 200 citations.
In 1998, Jeffrey began intensively studying CranioSacral Therapy through the Upledger Institute, Cranial Manipulation with French Osteopath Alain Gehin, and Visceral Manipulation with Jean-Pierre Barral DO. Jeffrey completed the apprenticeship to teach visceral manipulation. He independently offers specialized courses in visceral manipulation with the permission of Jean Pierre Barral. He also offers foundational courses in assessment methods and treatment methods called Functional Methods.
Starting in 2010 Jeffrey began to develop groundbreaking new methods to assess and release adhesions and contractures in joint capsules, bursas, and tendon sheaths. In 2015 he began to teach these methods to other therapists.