I sustained an injury that caused me to lose the use of both of my arms, and I was unable to move my head in any direction. I was in constant pain. I would prop pillows all around me so I could sleep and wore pads on my elbows to protect them from even the slightest touch. I couldn’t even get a hug when I needed one the most.
I did all that medicine had to offer other than surgery. I was told that removing a few ribs and cutting some muscles were my only remaining options.
My diagnosis was that I would be permanently disabled due to having Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. I continued to get more and more immobile.
A year later I was introduced to the work of Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais and the Feldenkrais Method. After my first private session I was able to turn my head to the left and right without pain. I continued doing movement lessons daily, taking weekly group classes, and getting private sessions with a practitioner. I was on a mission to heal myself!
After only two months of doing the movement lessons, my life was so transformed that I decided to become a practitioner. The gift that I was given was something I felt compelled to give back to as many people as possible. I enrolled in the Anat Baniel Method NeuroMovement Practitioner Training program.
Derived from the groundbreaking method developed by Dr. Feldenkrais, NeuroMovement is based on cutting-edge scientific theory and on the understanding of how our brain learns and transforms our body, our mind, and our spirit. I completed my training in 2009.
Today I move easier than I have in my entire life. Although I believe we are always a work in progress, doing movement lessons has given me my life back!
Margie Murnan is a Certified ABM NeuroMovement® Practitioner in Southern California. You can contact Margie at www.movementlessons.com or call 619-993-9294.