Move beyond pain

Improve posture and movement habits

Massage and Movement education

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Would you like to improve your posture, reduce pain and tension, prevent injury ?

My name is Sue Field and I am passionate about helping you to live with greater freedom and comfort.
I will work with you to address your individual needs, in the way you would like.

Just relax and enjoy a passive massage or movement session, or participate more actively to learn how to help yourself.

Or join group Awareness through Movement® (Feldenkrais) classes or workshops

I have 25 years' experience in massage, and in movement education (Feldenkrais Method® ).

Christmas Gift vouchers - $50 for back,neck, and shoulder massage (usually $60).

Text 0274667123 to arrange pick-up

MASSAGE THERAPY

Experience massage that is both therapeutic and relaxing. I sense the quality of your muscle tissues, and release tension without making you hold your breath ! Massage will relax you in body and mind, improve circulation, and help keep your muscles healthy and pliable. Not just an indulgence - regular massage really enhances your wellbeing.

MOVEMENT AND POSTURE EDUCATION

Your habits of posture and movement are unique to you. Over time we can develop habits that contribute to tension or pain, or make us prone to injury. With individual sessions or group classes I can help you move towards greater freedom in all your activities - home, work, or sport . I am a Feldenkrais® practitioner, certified by the New Zealand Feldenkrais Guild. I trained in Sydney 93-97, and have 25 years professional experience.

FELDENKRAIS METHOD®

This system is named after its founder, Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais. It uses movement lessons designed to highlight your movement habits, and guide you towards more efficient and comfortable options. Rather than stretching and strengthening muscles, it changes the neuromuscular patterns (the brain/body connections) which control your movements. It's used two ways: Hands-on (Functional Integration®) Group lessons (Awareness through Movement®)

BENEFITS OF THE FELDENKRAIS METHOD®

Relieve pain and tension. Prevent or recover from injury. Improve posture, breathing, flexibility. Age with vitality. Develop mindfulness and body awareness. Learn how your body works. Enhance other forms of exercise - yoga, gym, etc, through greater body awareness. Take time out to destress

FELDENKRAIS® INDIVIDUAL SESSIONS

Individual lessons will fast-track your progress, and are tailored to your needs. Highly recommended before coming to group classes, or anytime you feel like an amazingly relaxing and beneficial session. I observe you doing activities such as sitting, standing, walking, or bending. Then I use my observations to design a lesson for you. It may be hands-on or more active, or a combination. I may recommend movements that you can do at home.

GROUP CLASSES (AWARENESS THROUGH MOVEMENT®)

I verbally guide you through a movement sequence, bringing attention to the more subtle aspects of movement that you don't usually notice. Rather than you copying, while I demonstrate, you are invited to explore movement in your own way. It's based on how we learnt as babies - learning through exploration and discovering for yourself what works better.

CLASS TIMETABLE

Weekly classes are run as 8 one hour sessions. Starting 12 Feb, 6 May, 22 July, 14 Oct 2024 TUESDAY 6PM: Mt Victoria - Quaker Room WEDNESDAY 10.30AM: Karori Comm Centre THURSDAY 12PM : 2 Woodward St FRIDAY 12PM : St Andrews, 30 The Terrace ONLINE : Wednesday 5.30pm, Friday 10am $180 per 8 week term, or $25 casual Karori ("seniors' class"): $15 per time

WORKSHOPS

Posture and Breathing (Improve both at once) Sunday 7th May 1.30pm - 4.30pm Aro Valley Hall, Wellington See EVENTS

  •  9/03/2024 09:30 AM
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  •  23/03/2024 09:30 AM
  •   Wellington High School Wellington NZ

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  • 2 Woodward St, Wellington Central, Wellington, New Zealand

Individual appointments Tuesdays and Thursdays. $100 one hour, $60 half hour Group classes - see services/ class timetable Christmas /January hours Open except statutory holidays and 9-19 January

SKELETON AND MUSCLES

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Israeli scientist Dr Moshe Feldenkrais developed the method in response to his knee injuries.  In the 1930's the prognosis for surgery wasn't good.
He based his system on physics, engineering principles (biomechanics), and human development - as babies we learnt through self-exploration.
Much like learning to play a musical instrument, or improving your golf technique......you have to slow down and think about what you're doing.
Lessons involve slow movement and mental attention to change your movement habits.
Many reasons, often because of pain that keeps reoccurring in spite of treatment.
Other reasons are injury prevention or rehabilitation, to improve posture, breathing, and balance, to maintain mobility with aging.
A bonus - it relaxes and reduces stress.

The lessons are experiential - you just have to do them yourself.
Depends on many factors, primarily one's willingness to learn.
You are learning how to sense yourself more clearly.   Some people have naturally good kinaesthetic sense, for others it can take time to develop.   That's when the lessons really engage your curiosity and interest.
My oldest client was 95.   She credited the Feldenkrais Method with helping her maintain good balance and remain independent.
Yes, I work one to one with teens (adult classes are too slow for them).
They learn really fast.
Yes, indeed Dr Feldenkrais became well known for helping people with these conditions.
Obviously, with physical damage to the brain, more work is required.
The method doesn't "cure", rather it helps anyone to improve function.
Absolutely, good function is essential for good performance, and injury prevention.
Dr Feldenkrais helped top US basketballer Julius Erving regain goal shooting ability after a jaw injury.
You take your unconscious habits into everything you do.   Improved body awareness helps you refine exercise technique, such as running, tennis, the gym, pilates, or yoga.