Feldenkrais Treatment Q & A
Developed by Moshe Feldenkrais in the 1950s, this method of treating the body involves rebuilding or reorganizing connections between the brain and the body. This work is totally painless, and done fully clothed.
Using highly sensitive touch and and gentle, exploratory movements, the practitioner helps patients find freedom from restrictive movement patterns. The practitioner guides you through gentle movements that help your body recognize missing connections.
Practitioners are trained to detect minute resistances in movement patterns which can often represent emotional or psychological limitations as well as physical ones. Often tiny changes bring great relief. You will be given one or two simple movements to continue with on your own.
“Feldenkrais is not just pushing muscles around; it’s changing things in the brain itself.”
–Karl Pribram, MD, PhD, neuroscientist
At WholeHealth, we recommend Feldenkrais treatments for many patients. These treatments can help with a variety of conditions including any type of pain, any type of dysfunction, such as back pain, TMJ dysfunction (jaw pain),eye problems, limping, or movement issues, PTSD, anxiety, autism, and many other conditions, both physical and neurological.