In 1940, a New York City music teacher was badly injured in an accident in which she lost the use of her hands. She thought her professional career was over-until she met Ida Rolf, a 44-year-old woman of indomitable will and determination. By that time, Rolf had developed a system of bodywork which she felt might enable this piano teacher to regain the use of her hands. And, if the work was successful, the teacher promised to give the Rolf children music lessons. They began the bodywork. Four sessions later, the teacher was well enough to start teaching again!