"Occasionally, in life, opportunities arise which have a positive, significant, and life-changing impact. I'm fortunate that Richard Goldsand, a gifted Feldenkrais Method practitioner, has introduced me to an amazing new self-awareness of pain-free movement. Richard has an extensive knowledge base, and is gentle but thorough with his clients. At the end of a session, I can feel the difference in the way my brain and body have reconnected. I feel well-balanced, taller, straighter, and incredibly free of the pain that has been, heretofore, unmanageable.
"Richard has provided me with an acute awareness of my body, posture, and movement. I am now devoted to the Feldenkrais Method and am grateful for Richard Goldsand's patience, professional guidance, and incredible gift as a practitioner.
"I am pleased and eager to offer my highest recommendations for anyone who could benefit from Richard's teaching and 'hands-on' practice of the Feldenkrais Method.
- Bill Sinclair
"I have been intrigued by this subtle form of retraining the nervous system, which I recommend to patients whose movement has been restricted by injury, cerebral palsy, stroke, fibromyalgia, or chronic pain. I find it to be much more useful than standard physical therapy. I also believe that the Feldenkrais Method® can help older people achieve greater range of motion and flexibility, and help all of us feel more comfortable in our bodies.”
- Andrew Weil, M.D.
Author of Spontaneous Healing and Natural Health, Natural Medicine
“I have found the Feldenkrais ® Method of Somatic Education superior to any other modality in motor vehicle related neck and spine problems as well as other muscular-skeletal issues. I strongly recommend it to many of my patients.”
- Susan S. Wilder, M.D.
Founder and Chief Executive Officer of LifeScape Medical Associates.
“The Feldenkrais Method has allowed me to play pain free golf, without worrying about injury.”
- Duffy Waldorf
PGA Tour Golfer
“Like too many musicians, I was prompted to examine my relationship to my body by the crisis of injury. Too many years of pursuing the music I wanted to make at a all costs finally caught up with me and I found myself first in pain and ultimately, unable to play. While my treatment was multi-faceted, Feldenkrais was instrumental in moving me along the road to recovery. For me, Feldenkrais was and remains an invaluable tool to help develop a greater sensitivity and awareness of what my body is actually doing and how I can best move within it.”
- Alex Laing
Principal Clarinet, The Phoenix Symphony
“The Feldenkrais Method is the most sophisticated and effective method I have seen for the prevention and reversal of deterioration and function.”
-Margaret Mead, Ph.D.
"The Feldenkrais Method is a remarkable, quick, and effective way to alleviate muscular tension and discomforts."
— James Rice, M.D.
"The Feldenkrais Method is an incredible, quick and easy tool, and a must for anyone who suffers from chronic pain and tension, and loss of flexibility."
— Alex Shester, M.D.
"The Feldenkrais Method is an extraordinarily effective approach to enhancement of posture, balance, movement and behavior."
— Sandy Burkhart, PT, Ph.D.
"As a neuroscientist interested in the development and plasticity of the nervous system, it is gratifying to see how the Feldenkrais Method demonstrates these principles. The Feldenkrais Method has also greatly improved my personal quality of life — physically and emotionally — by reducing the restrictions and limitations I thought were permanent due to multiple sclerosis."
— Maria Luskin
Professor Emory University Medical School
"When I first started seeing Rich I was in debilitating pain and suffered from many muscle spasms due to a neurological disease. After a few visits, I found profound relief from the pain and the daily muscle spasms, which was life changing and something I never thought was possible. As time went on and I started to see him more regularly I was able to learn how to manage much of this myself through his teaching. While there is much science behind Feldenkrais it truly is an art to be able to convert the knowledge into lessons unique to each individual and Rich has mastered this art. He has the amazing ability to tailor his approach to help almost anyone. I am thankful for all that Rich has taught me about Feldenkrais and the ways in which it can help me and I would encourage anyone to give it a try, you might be surprised at how it can change your life."
— Rebecca Helmholz