The Rolfer's touch is sometimes intense as they strive to 'challenge' the tissue to release or
lengthen. Clients are in total control during a session. When you feel the challenge is a bit much you should inform the Rolfer. They will adjust their touch or technique in such a way as to still achieve the session's goals, but without putting you in any discomfort.
Please note that for people who have experienced Rolfing, a great many report is substantial reduction and even elimination of pains they had been suffering for a long time.