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What happens in a Feldenkrais® session?

In a private Feldenkrais session, known as Functional Integration® (FI) you will usually be lying down, comfortably clothed on a low padded table. The practitioner will use gentle movements, and hands on work in very precise ways designed to allow your nervous system to release chronic or acute habits and patterns of tension or overwork, creating more comfort, freedom, and adaptaility in your system.

What brings people to the Feldenkrais Method®?

People come to the Feldenkrais Method for many different reasons, falling loosely into two different categories.

1. The desire for relief, from chronic or acute discomfort from sources as varied as:

  • stresses, strains and tensions of daily life
  • misalignment or injury
  • chronic pain, fatigue or debilitation from fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, multiple sclerosis, or cereberal palsy
  • scoliosis
  • developmental delays, or learning disabilities in children

2. The desire to improve skill, satisfaction and effectiveness in a particular area of expertise or love.

  • performing artists
  • athletes
  • visual artists
  • creative artists

What benefits will I experience after a session?

Everyone reponds differently. Some common responses people have is to feel lighter, taller, more balanced, more fluid, a greater sense of well being, physically, and emotionally.

Additionally there are often secondary benefits, maybe not the ones you came in for directly, that can be as varied as finding you have better concentration, endurance, creativity, or spontaneity.

How long will it take to experience results?

Many people feel a significant difference and improvement after one session. For some people, it may take up to four sessions to feel a clear and significant change.

How often should I come for sessions?

The average frequency is once a week. However, if you are in severe or acute discomfort it may be useful to come twice a week for several weeks, or if you are taking the group classes (Awareness Through Movement® (ATM) it can be very useful to complement the group lessons with a private lesson once a month.

How long will the results last?

Although the results of the Feldenkrais Method are often experienced therapeutically, it is primarily an educational method, meaning that you are educating or reducating your neuromuscular system to function in a more optimal way. In the beginning the results may last anywhere from a few hours to a few days, but, with regular reinforcement over a period of time the new learning will become more and more integrated into the way you function on a daily basis, and, you will learn tools to help you retain and recall the improvements when you need to.


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