Pain, posture and injury

Pain, posture and injury

Whether it comes from an injury, stiff joints, or shoulders seizing up after hours in front of a computer screen, we all know what it is to feel pain.

It can be hard to trust our bodies when we’re hurting or are afraid of getting hurt.  We tense our muscles and hold our skeleton together, rather than using it as a frame to support us. As we get stuck in these patterns, our movements become more and more limited – and the pain can become chronic.

Relearn movements

But Feldenkrais can help to interrupt these pain avoidance patterns and limiting habits.  A teacher will guide you through gentle movement sequences. As a result, they will help you to rediscover movements that you never thought you’d try again.

Break old habits

The method can relieve pain by waking up the central nervous system. You will start to unlearn patterns that inhibit movement and perpetuate pain.

Feldenkrais uses gentle guided movements that can help prevent injury, restore mobility and repair injuries.

‘No pain no gain’ myth

We’ve all heard that phrase – often in relation to exercise and fitness regimes. Feldenkrais works on the opposite principle, that we can only learn to move more easily through reducing effort.