Relief could be as simple as changing how you move.
Are you finding that once simple movements – bending, getting in and out of the car, turning to back out of the driveway – are becoming uncomfortable? Does your lower back nag you? Have you sustained an injury that left you with constant discomfort? Has life become a literal “pain in the neck”?
With its emphasis on learning, the Feldenkrais Method® offers a gentle, comfortable way of shifting your pain by exploring your movement patterns. You’ll begin by exploring movements that are well within your comfort zone – no matter how small. Gradually, as your brain learns that freedom and comfort are possible, you’ll experience your body letting go of unnecessary tension. Pain will begin to dissolve. You’ll discover greater range of motion and ease of movement.
Contrary to popular belief, pain is not your enemy. Instead, it’s your body’s way of telling you something isn’t right. Pain signals you to stop, assess what’s going on, and take care. If you don’t, the pain and discomfort increase until they become chronic; your brain learns that pain is “normal.” The more you resist, the more you tighten. The more you tighten, the more restricted your movements, and the more uncomfortable you become. So what are you to do?
Why not follow the lead of high-level performers, athletes, and people from everyday life who’ve discovered that re-learning to move can lead to greater comfort and ease. Why not give the Feldenkrais Method a try?
The Feldenkrais Method & Spinal Cord Injury – Jane McClenney
I am currently in recovery from a stroke I suffered six years ago, which left me with very little control over my right side and leg. Through the Feldenkrais Method I am now able to feel and control my right leg and foot. In just 5 sessions, my walking and my overall movements have dramatically improved. [The] Feldenkrais [Method] is a wonderful way to influence the body and the mind at the same time. All of this has been accomplished in a very pleasurable way without any pain or discomfort. I highly recommend Uwe and the Feldenkrais Method to anybody.