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Neuromuscular Reeducation

A place for people practicing or interested in SugiTouch, Feldenkrais, Alexander Technique and other movement specialties. The AMA defines it as a "therapeutic technique that is used to improve balance, coordination, posture, kinesthetic sense ...

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Meir Schneider's Movement for Self Healing

Blind with an unrestricted Driver's License, Meir Schneider has developed his system of healing by working with his own disability. He has expanded it over the years as he discovered the effects…Continue

Tags: self, healing, vision, Schneider, Method

Started by Daniel Cohen Aug 27, 2011.

The benefits of neuromuscular reeducation for children/education 2 Replies

On the relaxation discussion, a comment was made by Stevie that if children had this type of training in elementary school it would add significantly to the development of their maturity. I would…Continue

Started by Amy Erez www.SugiHealth.com. Last reply by Amy Erez www.SugiHealth.com Oct 23, 2009.

What is relaxation? 6 Replies

As a long time practitioner of Tai chi, I found it challenging when my teacher would tell me to just relax into a position. As a beginner and for many years, I didn't know how to communicate that…Continue

Started by Amy Erez www.SugiHealth.com. Last reply by Stevie Oct 21, 2009.

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Comment by Hans Albert Quistorff, LMP on February 19, 2011 at 12:19am
Yes Jaya that is exactly what I find.  I get constant referrals from an ever widening circle of clients that have finally found relief.  Some of them get regular massage and tell the therapist about what I do.  Now I get requests  from therapists to be mentored and instructed on how to do it.
Comment by Jeff Sims on February 17, 2011 at 4:45pm
I am finding that instability in joint complexes very often explains pain & dysfunction, and that too often our traditional healthcare system does not properly address two important parts of rehab: (1) normalizing the tissue, and (2) neuromuscular re-training. Is it just me, or are you also seeing similar cases?
Comment by ASIS Massage Education on May 6, 2010 at 10:26am
Have any of you been able to study with anyone that learned directly from Thomas Hanna? He wrote the book "Somatics." He was one of Feldenkrais' proteges until he tragically died in a head-on collision over the Golden Gate bridge right after his first training. His wife is an amazing yoga teacher and clinical psychology professor at Sonoma State University named Dr. Eleanor Criswell. I trained in Somatic Re-education with Rami Owens who learned from that first group of instructors. The techniques are so effective, non-invasive and easy, easy, easy on the hands.
Comment by Amy Erez www.SugiHealth.com on February 2, 2010 at 11:49am
The profound affect of somatic therapies often surprises the recipients. We are at the beginning of a new SugiTouch training and it is great fun to watch the students as they realize how easy it is to get results and what a joy. My clients, too, sometimes equate it to physical therapy. Definitely not the same thing as massage.
Comment by Hans Albert Quistorff, LMP on January 30, 2010 at 5:31pm
When I teach a somatic movement pattern to a client I have frequently had the response : This is the kind of physical therapy they sould teach in the school system
Comment by Stevie on October 25, 2009 at 4:32pm
I found a great online article that explains The Feldenkrais Method pretty well.
www.experiencelifemag.com/issues/november-2009/fit-body/the-feldenk...

Hope this link works.
Thanks,
Stevie
Comment by Amy Erez www.SugiHealth.com on October 21, 2009 at 11:25am
Jana,
Thank you for your comments!
Comment by Jana Raines on October 20, 2009 at 9:37am
I took an intro class in Feldenkrais this spring and found it to be amazing work. It is a gentle and subtle introduction to your body of how it could move differently. If it hurts to move one way, then find a new way of achieving the same movement. It is sort of a neurological reprogramming of muscles and their actions.
There is some great info online, youtube has some good videos, my personal favorite though is a video by Ruthie Alon, Movement Nature Meant. This woman was in her 60's when she made this and is now in her 80's. It is a beautiful example of how our bodies do not have to give in to the stiffness and pain of aging.
Also, just look up feldenkrais.com for a great explination of the history and where to find a local practioner if you are interested in experiencing the work.
I hope this has been helpful!
Peace and joy to all!
Comment by Amy Erez www.SugiHealth.com on October 20, 2009 at 9:22am
I'm probably not the best person to answer your question. I don't have formal training in Feldenkrais, but my understanding of it is that it works with creating better physical functioning by increasing the organization of the nervous system so that the brain gives better messages to the muscles for efficient movement.
If anyone else does Feldenkrais and can add to the answer it would be helpful!
Comment by Hans Albert Quistorff, LMP on October 20, 2009 at 2:15am
Hans Albert Quistorff, LMP
Antalgic Posture Pain Specialist
Protective reflexes to pain or injury become a fixed neuromuscular pattern. These patterns persist long after the need for them has passed and cause repetitive use injury and pain in far distant parts of the body. Feldenkrais, Alexander, Lawrence H. Jones, Taya countryman and others have developed ways of identifying these patterns and defusing them.
I have tried to add to this what I call ReflexPosturology. http://hansmassage.blogspot.com/index.html
 

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