Where will my session take place?
Your Feldenkrais session will take place in a warm, comfortable, quiet room. You will lie on a table especially designed for your comfort. I might also ask you to sit and stand and walk so that you we can observe your movement. The Feldenkrais Method encompasses two different approaches:
- In Functional Integration, the practitioner gently moves the body.
- In Awareness Through Movement, the practitioner gives verbal directions for you to move yourself.
Your session may incorporate both approaches.
In any case, you should communicate immediately if you feel any discomfort so that another approach may be taken.
How long is a session?
A typical session lasts 45 minutes to one hour.
What should I wear?
Feldenkrais work is always done fully clothed. Please wear soft movable clothing, like what you might wear to a yoga or other exercise class. Please do not wear clothing that might restrict your freedom of movement or distract you from full relaxation.
How many sessions will I need?
Treatment plans vary. Each person’s individual experience and physical-mental-emotional-spiritual condition impact duration and treatment prescription. The Feldenkrais Method is a method of re-educating the body. Rather than taking a pill to alleviate pain, we identify habits that are not serving you and then re-pattern better habits. In my own experience, I struggled with the spasms in my upper back for three years. After three years of doing Feldenkrais, I learned both consciously and unconsciously how to avoid relapses, because I restructured my system and discovered new pathways of movement.
How will it help me?
Feldenkrais work can help release chronic muscular tension and pain, improve breathing and circulation, increase joint flexibility, reduce mental and physical fatigue and stress, promote faster healing of injuries, and improve posture. Moshe Feldenkrais said “If you know what you are doing, then you can do what you want.” I guide you to cultivate the awareness you need to manage your own organization and healing.