The Feldenkrais Method® = Stress-Free Exercise
Many people with arthritis find it challenging to getenough exercise. They hesitate to do something that might exacerbate their arthritis symptoms rather than make them better.
While conventional exercise typically involves repetition of strenuous movements, The Feldenkrais Method takes a very different approach, bearing little resemblance to conventional forms of exercise and working on entirely different principles. It involves no stretching or straining, requires only minimal muscular effort and uses slow, gentle, easy-to-do movements. By engaging the brain’s ability to relearn and change, Feldenkrais improves the exchange of relevant information between the nervous system and the muscles, resulting in movement becoming more comfortable.
Feldenkrais provides many of the benefits commonly associated with exercise, including lubrication of joints, increased flexibility, better circulation, improved respiratory function, better coordination and balance, and an overall sense of well-being.
For people with arthritis, The Feldenkrais Method can help to reduce friction, swelling and inflammation in the joints, and can interrupt cycles of pain and tension.
Once a person is able to move comfortably, they may be able to start engaging in more strenuous aerobic or strength-building exercises.
Call or email us to make your appointment to explore the Feldenkrais Method of movement with
Pat Barragan, Irene Bowers, Cathy Sweetman or Bridget Quebodeaux.