FELDENKRAIS ® SOUTH AFRICA

Individual Feldenkrais® sessions

City: International

Venue: Online and Noordhoek

Date: Ongoing

Time: On-line and in Noordhoek by appointment

Price:

R500 / £50 for up to an hour Zoom. R600 in person, Noordhoek.

A 1:1 session can be really useful to progress faster or address queries brought up from classes. A series of 1:1 is ideal if you have an old injury or chronic pain, which would be better supported if you had specialised attention and movements tailor-made for you. Or if you want to progress in a sport or activity where you are being held back by stiffness or pain.

Zoom or Skype provide an ideal opportunity for 1:1 consultations, and tailor-made movement sessions, especially if you have specific needs or material you want to learn.  Please email barbara.mccrea for an initial free Zoom/Skype appointment to see if this is for you, and discuss how to take it further - how many times per week and fee structure.

Functional Integration ®, the hands-on treatment, is the brilliant system of touch devised by Moshe Feldenkrais to help with many chronic conditions.

Sessions (you stay clothed and lie well supported on a plinth) are an hour. It is slow and deeply quietening of your system. Feldenkrais can be very useful for:

People with neurological difficulties : Parkinsons, strokes, MS.
People after surgery such as breast cancer, or back operations, or dealing with the longer-term effects of accidents, trauma or injury.
Chronic pain or fatigue sufferers.
People with high stress and anxiety levels, or depression.
Arthritis sufferers.
People with back pain, scoliosis, headaches, jaw, neck and shoulder restrictions.
People with breathing difficulties.
Musicians, actors, dancers, martial artists and sports people who want to achieve more, and need greater flexibility and ease of movement.
Elderly who need to be mobile and strong.
There is no set requirement for the amount of sessions. While you are welcome to book for a one-off assessment and trial session, best results occur with steady learning. At the first session I will discuss feasible ways of going forward, depending on your time and finances, but most benefit is gained by taking a package of lessons, six at least, and coming on a weekly basis to reach your desired goal. It is a process, rather than a quick fix.

Deep and lasting beneficial effects can be felt right from the first lesson, but habits are powerful and generally you will need several sessions to keep re-enforcing the changes, and training your perceptions, and new controls. A weekly interval gives you time to notice things about yourself, apply what you learn to your sport or daily life, and determine what you still want to improve.

After an initial, concentrated phase, you may come every second week, or once a month. People from out of town may benefit from daily sessions for a few days.

Feldenkrais Method

Feldenkrais® is one of the finest methods available to improve human movement and help  people overcome pain or restrictions. It teaches self-awareness and more efficient use of the self.

It gives:

  • Flexibility and mobility
  • Decrease in pain levels
  • Improved co-ordination, balance and breathing
  • Stress and tension reduction
  • Understanding of  how postural habits contribute to pain
  • Maintaining of  health and mobility with ageing
  • Injury prevention and rehabilitation
  • Help with back pain
  • Improvement of skills in sports and the arts
  • Pleasure and freedom of movement
  • A feeling of well-being, calm and clarity
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