When someone’s brain has suffered damage from stroke or injury, it’s difficult to assess what parts of their internal mapping system were affected. Speech and memory may be scrambled, one side of the body may be numb, paralyzed or tingling.
With my work using the Feldenkrais Method®, I use touch to make a very clear skeletal framework to restore my client’s sense of their internal map for movement. I often begin on their more functional side of their body. I touch their ones with slow and clear pressure with the intention of building neurological connections along their skeletal pathways. My touch stimulates their nerves and their entire system with sensations to re-member or perhaps create their map for movement, speech and overall function. I find if I use a delicate vibrational tool, like a tuning fork, to touch their bone, my client can feel and perhaps even sense the musical tone and vibration through their bones and whole skeletal system. (Do not use a massage vibrator since the vibration is too strong and rough and could have a confusing or traumatizing effect to their nervous system.)