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Gentle relief from pain

The Age published an article on Feldenkrais called The gain from gentle relief of pain on November 13, 2005

Written by Angela Cuming

Danielle Wiessner suffered so much back and hip pain when she sat at her desk she almost quit her job.

The sound designer and music producer had lived with the pain for the past 20 years.

“I was going to leave my job, I couldn’t sit down any longer,” she said.

Then Wiessner discovered the Feldenkrais method, stopped the pain and stayed at work.

Based on martial arts and biomechanics, it teaches awareness of the body and re-educates people to understand the way the body was designed to move by using gentle movements including stretching and changing posture as well as manipulation.

“A friend suggested that I try Feldenkrais and it has been the most amazing thing I did,” Wiessner said.

“I have really noticed a difference in my body. I can move more freely now. You gain awareness of how you move, of how you sit, how you stand.

“You just start to adjust your body and posture in such a way that is fluid and easy.”

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