Rolfer, n.
/rawlf, rolf/, v.t.
to massage using the techniques of Rolfing.
[1965-70; after Ida P. Rolf (1897-1979), U.S. physiotherapist who invented the techniques]
/rolf/, n.
1. Also called Rolf the Ganger /gang"euhr/. Rollo (def. 1).
2. a male given name: from Scandinavian words meaning "glory" and "wolf."

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