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. He has been in continuous practice since then.
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 of Science in Counseling in 1995. His Masters thesis “Alexithymia and Dissociation” explores topics related to psychosomatic conditions.
In 1998, Jeffrey began intensively studying CranioSacralTherapy through the Upledger Institute, Cranial Manipulation with French Osteopath Alain Gehin, and Visceral Manipulation with Jean-Pierre Barral and his associates. 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.
Starting in 2010 he 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.