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Who Benefits

Feldenkrais offers a way to function with greater range and feel more comfortable inside your own skin, so it applies to a raft of conditions that restrict mobility and ease.

Some that I’ve worked with over the past 25 years include stroke, musculoskeletal and neurological impairments, developmental delays, spinal and disk problems, focal dystonia, fibromyalgia, arthritis, carpal tunnel, eye strain, posttraumatic stress disorder, repetivie strain injury (RSI), and every manner of injury. Golf swings and tennis elbows improve with Feldenkrais practice, singers breathe better, and performers get past stage fright. Feldenkrais reaches especially those who fall through the cracks of conventional medical treatment because of chronic pain whose causes can’t be pinpointed.

But now I sound like I’m talking textbook diagnostics instead of describing my students, whom I get to know as whole people. The Feldenkrais Method treats the body as an integrated unit rather than reducing people to component parts. I asked some of my students what they get from their Feldenkrais practice and many of them focused on the self-confidence that comes with self-help, or feeling in charge of their lives again.

The specifics they reported vary—knowing the principles to sit at a computer with minimal fatigue, being able not only to rehab an injury but to avoid reinjury, especially when playing an instrument— feeling free to walk on ice because you can get up from a fall, ending dependency on outside health professionals (myself included).

The general spectrum that the Feldenkrais Method addresses is so wide-ranging because everything benefits from receiving attention, and all of us are capable of increasing our awareness.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feldenkrais and Feldenkrais Method are registered service marks of the Feldenkrais Guild® of North America.
Bones For Life is a registered service mark of Ruthy Alon, its originator.

Serving the Boston, MA area with classes in Westwood.
Private coaching also in Needham Heights, MA.
Call 781-449-1410, Cell: 617-617-413-5680, or email ocheever@comcast.net.

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