Work With Your Nervous System, Not Against It
What is it:
Feldenkrais is a wellness practice that is designed to work in alliance with your nervous system and has many physical and emotional benefits. Working with the nervous system helps address the root cause of one’s physical limitations, aches, and pains – inefficient movement habits. Gentle touch during individual Feldenkrais session helps your brain rewire itself to improve your movement habits. The change happens at an unconscious level.
Feldenkrais sessions help reduce tension, alleviate pain, improve posture balance and coordination, reduce tension, stress and anxiety.
How is it different:
Working with your nervous system makes this work safe and accessible, and bring long term change. Many other wellness practices work against the person’s nervous system by trying to correct how person moves, stretch or strengthen individual muscle groups. This type of work results in temporary change at best – you can’t win a fight against your own nervous system.
Benefits of the Feldenkrais Method
The Feldenkrais method offers an effective and gentle way to help with chronic pain, tension. It can help improve posture, balance, and coordination; prevent injury, and speed up injury recovery.
Working through the body has a way of reaching a place beyond analysis and interpretation, often providing immediate relief for stress and anxiety. Feldenkrais sessions can be a great way to support the process of psychotherapy.
The Feldenkrais Method is uniquely well-suited to help children with motor difficulties, developmental delays, impulse control, and sensory processing issues.
Providing gentle feedback through touch helps accelerate child’s own learning and development, without using force or imposition.
Igor Shteynberg, Feldenkrais Pracitioner
“I am fascinated by how the intelligence of the human nervous system allows new possibilities to emerge. For the past 10 years I have found great joy in witnessing transformation in the lives of my clients as they discover more ease, freedom of movement, and integrate greater sense of well-being into their daily lives.”
“I left the session feeling so much more relaxed in mind, body, and spirit!” — Rev. Chelsea MacMillan