The Feldenkrais Method®
What is the Feldenkrais Method®?
Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais was a physicist, a
judo master and a soccer player. He studied
his own movement in order to heal from a
knee injury. This led him to find a way that
helps others recover from injuries. It is to
help people with many other pain and
The tools are movement, touch and
imagination. These tools are used to show
you how to move with more ease and grace.
To move in this way reduces body aches and
pains, helps you to move more freely, and
How is it practiced?
1. Awareness Through Movement®
This is a group class. Teachers talk you
through a series of gentle actions to help
you have a better sense of your body.
You become aware of habits and places
that feel rigid, while you find better
ways to move.
2. Functional Integration®
This is a one-on-one lesson to meet your
needs. With words and gentle touch,
teachers can guide you in a process that
leads to be more at ease with your body.
How can this Method help me?
It may help you in a number of ways:
It may help as part of your treatment from
stroke, MS, or other neurological issues. It
can also help athletes, musicians, dancers,
and actors to improve their skills of
movement, flexibility, balance and
It can help decrease muscle or joint pain that
is the result of injuries.
Many people have a feeling of well being
after lessons. If you are being treated for
anxiety or depression it may help these
Who practices Feldenkrais?
Find a certified Feldenkrais practitioner
through the Feldenkrais Guild of North
America. Practitioners have over 800 hours
of formal training over the course of 4 years.
If you would like to speak to a certified
Feldenkrais practitioner contact UW Health
Integrative Medicine at 608-263-7936.
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