As a Feldenkrais Practitioner, I provide an environment for movement education, called a Functional Integration Lesson, or FI. An FI is a customized individual session in which you will be guided through small movements by gentle touch or voice. This is done with you fully clothed, sitting or lying on a low padded table, much like a massage table.
You will discover your body’s movement preferences; noticing which areas are stuck and which areas are moving too much. I will subtly introduce other, maybe novel, patterns of movement for review by your nervous system. Your nervous system is intuitive and will choose the least restrictive, most efficient option, learning how to move the whole self with equal distribution of effort and ease.
Most people report an immediate reduction in pain or increase in fluidity of movement, and over time they discover lasting, specific improvements in the movements of their everyday lives.
This method of work is great for those suffering with:
- Spinal Disc Problems (neck and low back)
- Chronic pain
- Postural abnormalities
- Sports Injuries (rotator cuff tear, meniscus tear)
- Shoulder impingement
- Frozen shoulder
- Tension headaches
- Neuropathy pain
- Car accident injuries
- Bunions/foot abnormalities
Balance and Coordination problems:
- Frequent falls
- Loss of sensation in the feet due to neuropathy
- History of a neurologic disorder
- Gait ataxia/instability
- Recovery from Stroke
Feldenkrais also helps to improve performance in sport or desired activity by improving efficiency and decreasing risk for future injury.
- Improve your golf swing
- Shave minutes off your marathon
- Maintain your ability to be a “Weekend Warrior” with less aches/pains during the week.
- For the aging population: Regain the ability to perform activities of daily living safely so that you can remain living independently in your home.