One on One lessons
In essence, an individual Feldenkrais session, often referred to as a therapy session, is a non-verbal lesson that employs attentive and gentle movement and touch. Lying on a treatment bed, in a position which decreases the amount of stimulations that the body commonly experiences, I aspire to discover, through touch, how the patient moves his/her body – once the habitual and futile efforts, which accompany the patient’s movements, become more apparent and noticeable. It is then that one becomes open to the possibility of letting them go.
Since the patient is in a sensory-motor state of openness, he/she can learn new movement possibilities that properly use the skeleton, both physically and physiology, thus optimally and effectively handle with gravity and other factors that are activated on our physical body (changes in speed, equilibrium, etc.). The lesson therefore becomes a deep and meaningful experience. Since both touch and movement aim at creating a dialogue with the neural system and body organs, changes throughout the sessions are likely to be numerous and varied. Patient and students report higher stability, an increased ability to fall without causing substantial damage to themselves (a particularly significant improvement for the elderly); artists discover new ways to create and improve their work; and, adults who suffered injuries and motor-problems discover that the quality of their lives heightens since they can live without chronic pains and physical limitations.
Working the way I do enables the patient’s brain and neural system to reconnect and stimulate the “learning switch,” thus affecting the patient’s well-being in all the different aspects of life