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What is the Feldenkrais Method?

 
(Pronounced Fel-den-krais, rhymes with "rice')  

Feldenkrais is a way of learning to move more easily. It does this by helping people become more conscious about their movement and posture, enabling them to move more efficiently.

Feldenkrais uses a gentle and subtle approach designed to avoid pain and discomfort.

 

 

The Feldenkrais Method assists people:

    avoid overuse and general wear and tear on parts of the body - neck, shoulder, arms, lower back, hips, knees and feet etc.
    recognise and then change stress-related patterns that affect posture and movement.
    improve daily activities, e.g. sitting, walking, bending, lifting and carrying

 

 
   

Conditions which can benefit from Feldenkrais?

       shoulder and neck problems
      overuse injury
      muscle stiffness
     chronic pain
     stress-related physical problems
     lower back pain
     other muscular skeletal conditions.
 

Physical pain, injury, illness and emotional stresses often result in patterns of muscular tension in the body. These tensions lead to habits of posture and movement which detract from a person's wellbeing.

More info

The Brains Way of Healing by Norman Doidge
 Felden-what?      
An Overview of the Feldenkrais Method
 www.feldenkrais.org.au

 
   

See pix of a Feldenkrais session
See video of a Feldenkrais session

 
   

Feldenkrais practitioners provide classes, individual appointments and workshops.

Classes in Awareness Through Movement - contact

In Feldenkrais classes the practitioner guides the participants through a series of movements. Participants learn about the sequences involved in movement and observe the subtle changes which occur in their bodies with each variation in movement.

This learning promotes a more conscious approach to movement amongst participants, and is designed to improve flexibility, coordination, balance and posture.

Individual appointments-Functional Integration - contact

Some people benefit from individual appointments which address their particular physical problem.

During the session the person lies or sits comfortably clothed on a low, padded table. The practitioner uses gentle touch to guide the person through movements that best suit their individual muscular and skeletal alignment. This will help the person develop new ways of moving and reduce pain and tension caused by their condition.

Workshops - contact

Workshops may also be arranged to focus on issues relevent to working environments.e.g. neck and shoulder problems; issues related to sitting etc.