WITH ILANA NACHOUM
You Have the Ability to Go Beyond!
Building a bridge between the emotional and the physical.
I can support you in achieving the results you’re looking for. Together we can do it.
Are you ready to upgrade yourself?
Do you want to move but have lost your groove?
Are you ready to be more free?
Together we can restore and reconnect you to your vitality.
Reflect about how you’d like to see yourself moving through the world. Have you been impacted by emotional or physical trauma?
You don’t have to accept or adjust to limited function. Reclaiming your ease is essential to your vitality. Learn how to listen to your body and find freedom.
Untangle the emotions that limit your freedom of motion.
Gain Control of Your Life and Find the Balance You Need to Succeed!
Reclaim your body’s birthright to move with ease
Together we will restore and reconnect you to your vitality
Learn how to listen to your body and find freedom
Together we can do it…
Adults: Unresolved old injuries, chronic pain and aches, repetitive stress injury, after falling / auto accident
Active: Ready to go back to dance, hike, bike, ski or improve performance
Women’s Health: Pre/post natal, mastectomy, incontinence
Neurological Challenges: Cerebral palsy, Parkinson’s, strokes, brain surgery and traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis
Seniors: Reconstruct functional mobility, balance, gait and fall prevention
Infants: developmental delays, genetic disorders
Children: Balance, posture, lack of agility, poor coordination, overactivity or behavioral challenges
Teens: Enhancing current abilities in athletics or the arts, genetic and chronic diseases (Lyme’s, Ehler’s Danlos Syndrome)
Ilana Nachoum has been a Feldenkrais teacher and physical therapist for more than 30 years. Ilana is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner® (GCFP), trained with Anat Baniel, Registered and Licensed Physical Therapist, Core specialist in training Masgutova Method for Neuro Sensory Motor Reflex Integration (MNRI), and is trained in the Hakomi method and Biofield Tuning, a form of sound healing. She integrates Somatic-Attachment-Shamanic therapy, based on Hakomi, IFS, AEDP, Sound Healing, and Meditation.
As a wise, experienced, and creative therapist, Ilana works with a wide variety of clients in the San Francisco Bay Area. Each client is unique and receives progressive sessions. Many clients who have exhausted other options to find pain relief are able to gain awareness and empowerment to enjoy their long forgotten emotional and physical abilities.
In the mid-1980s, Ilana’s debilitating back pain inspired her to discover the versatile uses of Foam rollers as an exercise apparatus as a vehicle to access her emotional and physical well-being. Ilana’s international seminars and instructional videos on the application of the Foam rollers to rehabilitation, educated over a thousand movement therapists and helped thousands of people to ease their pain and improve their posture. Ilana has been a guest instructor at Rancho La Puerta, Mx. since 1995, and in private practice in Marin County.
When Ilana isn’t working with her clients she is a devoted student of the art of being human, while traveling, hiking, dancing, and playing with children.
Dear new client,
I am so delighted to welcome you to my practice. I see my work as a sustaining healing art; I am an artist of the whole body and our work together is an art project.
On the journey to reclaim your birth right to move and live with ease we will focus on your:
- Emotional, relational, spiritual and physical life
- Functional ability rather than pathologizing
- Intelligent and integrative muscle work rather than isolated muscles weakness or strength.
I specialize in mysterious and unresolved issues related to surgery, trauma or illness, assisting in recovery and prevention of further impact.
At times you may feel hopeful and engaged, other times you might notice confusion and uncertainty. The way to reclaim yourself is a winding and sometimes challenging road; together we will support you to stay on your path.
We will address any element that might be in the way to get there.
What to Expect
Each session will be passive or active depending upon your underlying needs.
Passive: You are on a treatment table fully dressed (please, wear loose, soft fabric clothing). With my hands I will move you passively and help you to experience your body from the inside out.
Active: I will direct you verbally for simple and mindful movements that will bring awareness and ease of function. I will teach you how to function efficiently and remind you to use mind and body as they were intended.
Links, podcasts, videos, Feldenkrais
THE FELDENKRAIS METHOD
The Feldenkrais Method® is a form of somatic education that uses gentle movement and directed attention to improve movement and enhance human functioning. Through this Method, you can increase your ease and range of motion, improve your flexibility and coordination, and rediscover your innate capacity for graceful, efficient movement. These improvements will often generalize to enhance functioning in other aspects of your life. The Feldenkrais Method is based on principles of physics, biomechanics and an empirical understanding of learning and human development. By expanding the self-image through movement sequences that bring attention to the parts of the self that are out of awareness, the Method enables you to include more of yourself in your functioning movements. Students become more aware of their habitual neuromuscular patterns and rigidities and expand options for new ways of moving. By increasing sensitivity the Feldenkrais Method assists you to live your life more fully, efficiently and comfortably.