Movement is basic to all life.
  Plants turn toward the sun for nourishment.  We reach and go toward what we need.  The quality of our movement affects the quality of our experience.  Stress, injury, and habit can lead to movement patterns that create a negative cycle of limitations.  The goal of The Feldenkrais Method(R) of Somatic Education is to provide renewed choices in how we move through our daily life.
The Feldenkrais Method is taught in two formats:

-Functional Integration(R) (FI)
The FI is an individualized hands-on treatment lasting about 1 hour.  The client lies fully clothed on a low padded table.  The practitioner uses non-forceful manipulations and passive movements to "reprogram" the nervous system's movement patterns.

-Awareness Through Movement(R) (ATM)
ATMs are group classes lasting about 45 minutes.  Clients wear comfortable street clothes.  Students sometimes lie or sit on a  mat, sit on a chair, or stand while the practitioner verbally directs them through non-strenuous movement sequences to increase awareness of how they use themselves.
 

Both modalities enable you to:

- Improve balance & coordination

- Fine-tune your performance, (athletes, musicians, artists)

- Get more out of your fitness program

- Facilitate recovery from injury

- Recognize early signs of stress before you get hurt

- Alleviate TMJ problems, headache, neck and back pain

- Enrich your meditation practice

Contact me:
Jane Ella Matthews, MEd, GCFP,
LMBT License # 1587
864.918.9281
jemtt@att.net

The Feldenkrais Method
is an educational approach to self improvement. It is not a medical treatment or "physical therapy." It does not involve forceful manipulations or chiropractic "adjustments."

Massage Therapy is a separate modality that is beneficial to health and a sense of well-being.  I am also a Licensed Massage / Bodywork Therapist.  Click here or on the link above for information about Therapeutic Massage.

Feldenkrais®, Feldenkrais Method®, Awareness Through Movement® and Functional Integration® are registered service marks of the Feldenkrais Guild® of North America


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 Jane Ella Matthews, M.Ed,
  Feldenkrais® Practitioner
  LMBT (Lic. # 1587)
 
jemtt@att.net
  864.918.9281
Every move one makes involves the whole person - not just a finger, a foot, or a knee.  True change begins when we become aware of how each part habitually cooperates with, or resists what we intend to do.  As we begin to sense these relationships, our options increase.  Our nervous system has the innate intelligence to recognize and assimilate the patterns that are most beneficial  - the ways that use our energy efficiently, with less wasted effort and less harmful stress.   Meeting our potential is all about how we organize ourselves... how we use the resources we were given.