About Art Riggs
Author, Rolfer®, & Massage Therapist
A lifetime of hard physical activity and high-level athletic pursuits, including ultra-marathons, introduced Art to bodywork, first as a grateful recipient and later as a student. The fulfillment of receiving and performing bodywork led him away from his graduate studies in Exercise Physiology at the University of California, Berkeley, to a full-time career as a Rolfer and deep tissue massage teacher. He has conducted numerous workshops for health spas and medical professionals, including physical therapists, and has assisted in Rolf Institute training.
- Rolf Training | Munich, Germany
- Advanced Rolf Training
- Anatomy Dissection
- Craniosacral Therapy
A Respected Massage & Bodywork Career
Art has worked with several Olympic athletes, professional football and basketball players, and professional dancers and musicians to treat injuries and improve performance. He manages a successful private practice in Oakland, CA, specializing in athletic injuries.
The most gratifying aspects of his career are teaching and working with the general population to better understand their bodies and introduce more ease and comfort into their everyday lives.