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Jump in motion by J. van Wunnik
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Who and How Feldenkrais can Help

Most people come to Feldenkrais because they want to be pain-free. The Method is remarkably effective in helping them do so. People who have unsuccessfully tried other ways to relieve their pain frequently find their solution with Feldenkrais.

People also come to Feldenkrais to a take their skill to a new level. Many high level musicians, athletes, dancers and actors attribute The Feldenkrais Method as the means by which they achieved greater mastery.

Faye Berton Feldenkrais

The Feldenkrais Method can help anyone who wants more ease, comfort and/or confidence in their body. Moshe Feldenkrais describes his Method on three levels:

  1. making possible those things that seem impossible,
  2. making easy those things which are possible,
  3. making elegant those things which are easy.

Among the many things for which Feldenkrais is helpful are:

“I have been intrigued by this subtle form of retraining the nervous system, which I recommend to patients whose movement has been restricted by injury, cerebral palsy, stroke, fibromyalgia, or chronic pain. I find it to be much more useful than standard physical therapy.”     Andrew Weil, M.D.