What is the Feldenkrais Method®?

Improve your movement and make life easier

Improve your movement and make life easier

By Mary Debono

Click here to read Mary’s article describing how the Feldenkrais Method® can benefit riders, published in Equine Wellness Magazine

The Feldenkrais Method, developed by Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais, uses sensory motor learning to ease aches and pains and enhance skills. It is an innovative approach to achieving dynamic health and well-being.

Feldenkrais practitioners use gentle touch and movement to help clients discover efficient and comfortable action patterns, freeing them from restrictions and pain.

Clients report increased vitality. The negative aspects of stress are reduced. Movement becomes pleasurable.

Mary has obtained positive results with people diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome, chronic and acute back pain, headaches, neuralgia, arthritis, foot, knee and hip pain.

Improved enjoyment and performance of pursuits including riding, skiing, martial arts, tennis, golf, racquetball, swimming, running, walking, yoga and weight-training is common.

How the Feldenkrais Method® Can Help You

Feldenkrais helps coordinate movement to eliminate aches and pains

Feldenkrais helps coordinate movement to eliminate aches and pains

By Mary Debono

The Feldenkrais Method consists of two components. One, called Functional Integration, is a hands-on approach. Clients lie comfortably clothed on a low, padded table. As pleasurable as a massage, this approach is highly individualized and yields maximum learning for the client.

Benefits can include: improved flexibility, coordination, posture and elimination of back, neck and knee pain. Clients improve flexibility, coordination and balance and Mary has had great success with improving equestrians’ performance. Each session is custom-tailored to the individual’s needs. The fee is $125 and sessions last 50 minutes. Mary’s office is located in Encinitas, San Diego County, CA. Contact Mary to discuss your needs or to schedule an appointment. 

The second approach is called Awareness Through Movement (ATM). Awareness Through Movement is generally taught in a group setting or through audio or video products. They consist of a series of movement sequences that are organized around a functional action, with participants learning how to involve their entire self in an action. The result is movement that is elegant and virtually effortless.

To find out how you can improve your posture and help reduce back pain and stiffness in the comfort of your own home, please refer to our Products page.

To find a Feldenkrais practitioner in your area, visit www.Feldenkrais.com.

Because of its gentle effectiveness, Feldenkrais is suitable for people of all athletic levels and in all conditions. Many people report positive life changes as a result of their newly discovered self-images.