Feldenkrais


What is it?

The Feldenkrais Method® is based upon principles of physics, biomechanics and human learning. Developed by engineer and judo practitioner Moshé Feldenkrais the technique encompasses gentle movement and directed attention. Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais (1904-1984) studied psychology, neurophysiology, and other health-related disciplines to integrate and refine his ideas into the system now known as the Feldenkrais Method. Developed in the 1940’s as a result of his own knee injuries, Dr Feldenkrais went on to teach his method around the world. Each Feldenkrais session is delivered to your unique needs and requirements to ensure your body and mind respond in harmony with each other.

 

How is it delivered?

Following a thorough examination of your health and medical history, your Feldenkrais practitioner will discuss what you hope to achieve through your sessions together. In your private session named Functional Integration in Feldenkrais methodology, your practitioner will gently guide your movements through touch. You will remain fully clothed at all times, and may be instructed to lay, stand or sit depending on your desired outcome. The Feldenkrais Method is a form of tactile or kinesthetic communication. Your body will learn new ways to function through the directed attention delivered by you and your practitioner. 

 

Who could benefit from this treatment?

The Feldenkrais method has an impressive record in helping people with a multitude of issues including RSI, chronic back and neck pain, sciatica, dementia, post-stroke rehabilitation and cerebral palsy.

 

Which practitioners offer Feldenkrais?

At Hands On we are lucky to have Romyna Menendez who is one of the best practitioners in this field. Romyna will provide you with the highest levels of care and attention to ensure you enjoy the maximum benefit from your treatment. 


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