[Subterm of Manipulative therapies]
Feldenkreis technique refers to a process of relearning dysfunctional movement habits. The technique was developed by Moshe Feldenkrais (1904-1984). It is based on the principle of “awareness through movement” and “functional integration”. The development of the human capacities and correspondingly the human self-image is severely limited by needs the society poses on man. Human natural capacities are far greater than what is actually and typically utilized. Self-image is improved by increasing self awareness: feeling, thinking and moving. These functions influence each other; improving one function improves the other functions. Feldenkrais developed exercises to primarily improve the function of bodily movement.