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Does the Feldenkrais method work?

Does the Feldenkrais method work?

Another study of 53 people with low back pain found that the Feldenkrais Method was as effective as a more traditional education and rehabilitation intervention in improving pain and disability.

What is the Feldenkrais Method used for?

The Feldenkrais Method is a way of exploring movement, posture and breathing through hands-on touch, used by dancers, musicians, athletes, actors and people living with and rehabilitating from a range of illnesses and injuries. Terms integral to the method such as awareness and integration are not easy concepts.

Who invented Feldenkrais Method?

Moshe Feldenkrais
Moshe Feldenkrais 1904-1984 The Feldenkrais Method® of somatic education was developed by Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais. Born in Russia, Feldenkrais immigrated to Israel at the age of thirteen. After receiving degrees in mechanical and electrical engineering, he earned his D.Sc.

Is Feldenkrais scientific?

The method is claimed to reorganize connections between the brain and body and so improve body movement and psychological state. There is no good medical evidence that the Feldenkrais method improves health outcomes.

How do you practice Feldenkrais?

Lie on your back, with your knees bent and soles of your feet in contact with the floor. Gently let your knees tilt a little bit to the left, and then smoothly move to tilt them to the right. Do this movement many times. Don’t go as far as you can — consciously AVOID a stretching sensation for right now.

What are the benefits of Feldenkrais?

The Feldenkrais method is considered appropriate for any individual, of any age, and has been shown to offer the following benefits:

  • Improved health and well-being.
  • Improved attention and concentration.
  • Reduced pain.
  • Completing tasks with less effort.
  • Improved posture, movement, coordination, and balance.
  • Easier breathing.

What is Feldenkrais massage?

Massage therapists work with muscles and soft tissue. The Feldenkrais Method® is an approach that seeks to affect change by working with your nervous system. Your brain directs the nervous system and is in charge of your movement patterns, so if you want to change your movements you must literally change your mind.

Where did Feldenkrais originate?

The Feldenkrais Method originated with Moshe Feldenkrais, born in Russia in 1904, who had training in the disciplines of mathematics, engineering, physics and martial arts. He developed this method while trying to recover from severe knee injuries, which he had incurred participating in soccer and judo.

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