Release unnecessary muscle tension which causes stress and strain on soft tissues and joints without having to do a single stretch.
Have the efficient, quality, functional movement to do more of the things you love doing without hesitation, pain or distractions.
Integrate your arms and hands into your activities -- instead of thinking you have an injury or problem you have to protect, move spontaneously, with confidence and freedom.
Rehab exercises for injuries and problems of the shoulders, arms or hands don’t work for far too many people.
Maybe you’ve had enough of the pain that can come on suddenly doing the simplest of things like picking up the kettle, or a cartoon of milk.
Or not being able to do the stuff you love that’s also a great stress reliever for you like picking up your instrument to play some music..
Or finding yourself saying no to friends or family who’ve invited you to join them for a swim, ski, or a game of tennis or whatever your favourite sport is.
You know this isn’t good for you, your work or your well being...
You know it’s important for you to stay active, but it’s harder to do the stuff you’d usually do because of the pain.
You’re not able to do the things you love, some of which are your ways to recharge and re-energize.
And saying no to fun with friends and family creates distance between you and the people you care about.
I know it can be frustrating. So many of my clients have told me about their frustrations because they’ve tried a bunch of stuff already before coming to see me.
They’ve been frustrated by all the advice from professionals that can even be contradictory…
One says they need to do a bunch of strengthen exercises another says no strengthening b/c they think you need mobility and flexibility exercises.
Others say you have to “fix your posture”...
Then there are those who recommend injections, medications or surgery.
And then there are the medical professionals who have nothing to offer and say “you just have to live with it.”
I don’t want you to continue feeling frustrated.
I want you to get results -- longer lasting results.
Most people don’t realize that the location of the symptoms is not the source of the problem.
So if you have pain in your shoulder or arm, the problem may be stemming from your neck, trunk, or somewhere else.
You see...it doesn’t matter how much strength you have or how stretchy your muscles are if you’re brain doesn’t co-ordinate your movements in a truly coherent, functional way.
What creates and controls your movement patterns? As you know - you’re brain.
This is what the work I do is GREAT at.
The changes have to happen at the level of your brain so your movement patterns become efficient and well coordinated...
With everything working together in harmony -- and your shoulders, arms and hands are supported by the rest of yourself.
And you’ll feel first hand, from the very first lesson, how improving your underlying, general movement patterns will improve your comfort right away.
You’ll feel how getting your whole spine as well as your shoulder blades well organized not only helps your shoulders and arms, but also your entire posture.
Gisele exceeded any expectations I had and delivered an excellent workshop. She is a great teacher. ~Sandrina Harwood
What an incredibly beautiful, luxurious feeling to be moving a part that has been stuck for lord knows how long. It's empowering. ~Indira Rampersad
[The Feldenkrais Method] is certainly an art that has greatly influenced my taiji, physiotherapy, relationships and child rearing. ~Rebecca Atkinson