When someone has a stroke, parts of the brain are damaged and the ability to move or talk is often affected. You may feel like a different person because your brain has changed. Memories shift, self-image changes, even the parts that make up personality may change.
Science has shown us that the brain is capable producing new neurons as well as connections between existing neurons throughout our life in a process called “neuroplasticity”. Our understanding of the brain’s ability to change is pushing the boundaries of what we previously thought possible, especially in the fields of stroke recovery and brain injury, and there is great potential for healing.
NeuroMovement® takes advantage of this enormous potential for your brain to "re-organise" itself to help you recover after a stroke or brain injury. Through the use of subtle, gentle and innovative movement patterns, your brain is flooded with new information and is activated for new learning. With this technique, your brain will be able to reset its map of its “new” body, ultimately growing new connections among billions of neurons, and potentially recovering lost function.
With NeuroMovement®, I do NOT ask you to do what you cannot do. I understand that the loss of function is due to loss of connections in the brain. Instead, I find ways to minimize demands placed on your brain by so it can explore and learn, just like a newborn baby. One way I do this is by working with you lying down to remove the demands that gravity and the need for balance place on your body and brain.
Learn more about group classes or private, one on one sessions.
Private, one-on-one NeuroMovement sessions are known as Functional Synthesis (FS) lessons. During an FS lesson, I will gently guide you in specialized and innovative movements designed to help you learn about your physical body, and your habitual and rigid thought and movement patterns.
You will become aware of chronic, habitual muscular contractions, eventually learning how to release these so that your movement becomes easy and pain free.
Each FS lesson is skillfully customized to your individual needs to help you overcome both minor aches and pains and chronic tension, or more serious muscular-skeletal and neurological issues. FS lessons can also address the specific developmental needs of children. The intention is the same in all lessons, regardless of the age of the student, but the delivery will vary.
A private session is 45 minutes long and costs $90.