Functional Integration ® (FI)
The individual hand on lessons are quiet, gentle and slow moving. Practitioner assists client in continuum of explorations that client began in Awareness Through Movement.
Lessons are done fully clothed, usually lying down on a low table, but also in sitting, standing, or whatever position is most useful at the moment.
“Functional Integration turns to the oldest elements of our sensory system – touch, the feelings of pull and pressure, the warmth of the hand, its caressing stroke. The person becomes absorbed in sensing the diminishing muscular tonus, the deepening and the regulatory of breathing, abdominal ease, and improved circulation in the expanding skin. The person senses his most primitive, consciously forgotten patterns and recalls the beings of a growing young child.”
Feldenkrais, M. (1981). The elusive obvious. Meta Publications.