Justine Reilly

- Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner -
- Remedial Massage Therapist -

A holistic approach to pain, recovery and health

SERVICES

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ONLINE GROUP LESSONS

INDIVIDUAL SESSIONS

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NDIS PARTICIPANTS

 

WHY FELDENKRAIS?

Organic learning = Embodied learning

If you think of a baby learning to coordinate how to move their eyes, roll to one side, sit up, or take their first steps ... this is embodied or organic learning, which forms our habitual or automatic ways of doing things. These habits allow us to function. We also learn habits that can get in our way - holding the breath, straining muscles, overthinking.

I facilitate clients' re-engagement in organic learning, allowing them to find different ways of moving, thinking, sensing and feeling. The practice draws your attention to the sensory-motor system, providing opportunities for profound discoveries that can seem obvious to the client once found.

My practice is based on the Feldenkrais Method, a pioneering form of neuroscience that takes its name from Moshe Feldenkrais. The engineer and Judo master spent much of the 20th century developing this method, in which he applied philosophy and scientific theory to the functioning of the human nervous system.

We reduce unnecessary effort and access more of your innate potential

What to expect in a Feldenkrais lesson:

  • you will be guided towards a state where you can tap into the parasympathetic system (calms the breathing, reduces muscular holding), while de-escalating the sympathetic system (the fight, flight and freeze responses);
     

  • you will be fully clothed, so wear something comfortable;
     

  • we will have a conversation that may involve verbal guidance, as well as touch and movement. Often we work with you lying on a therapy bed so your muscles can let go of any superfluous holding during the learning;
     

  • we bring new awareness to your movement patterns, go with the patterns rather than against them, and stay within your range of movement rather than pushing beyond;
     

  • we suspend expectations and remain open to discoveries.

 

ABOUT JUSTINE

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Justine Reilly is a Feldenkrais Practitioner certified through the Australian Feldenkrais Guild. She has a private practice in Mitchelton, Brisbane, where she helps people move through places where they get stuck, whether physical, mental or emotional.

In 2012, following burnout from the corporate world, Justine knew the way to healing was through her body. She stumbled upon the Feldenkrais Method, and fascinated by this gentle practice that eased a busy mind and tired body, Justine signed up to the first year of a practitioner training with the Feldenkrais Institute of Australia. On completion of the 4-year training in 2016, she opened her practice. Justine has been a disability worker, swimming instructor, and high-level communicator, and brings all of this experience, along with a sense of compassion, equity, and a non-judgmental approach to her practice.

Justine enjoys meeting people 'where they are' and creating the ideal environment for safety, learning and discovery. Justine also holds a Diploma of Remedial Massage.

 

WHO BENEFITS?

Justine works with chronic conditions such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, bipolar, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, cerebral palsy, dystonia and Down Syndrome.

Justine aims to create a safe space for all. She has an extensive background in community disability work, and is sensitive to the needs of gender-diverse and culturally diverse people.

Benefits are felt by:

  • Computer desk workers

  • Dancers, singers, musicians

  • NDIS participants

  • Sports people

  • People with mental health challenges and mood disorders 

  • People experiencing back pain, hypermobility, frozen shoulder

  • People losing the ability to exercise as they age

  • Creatives.

Effects include:

Ease of breath, balance, grounding, finding 'dynamic stability' on your feet or sitting, and moving out of habits that perpetuate pain and tension. Getting grounded and getting back into your body.

 

By its non-invasive nature, the method complements other treatments and interventions.

 
 

HEALTH  INSURANCE  REBATES

This practice offers rebates on Remedial Massage Treatments, with the following funds:

  • AHM

  • Australian Regional Health Group (ARHG)

  • Australian Unity

  • Bupa Australia Health

  • CBHS Health Fund Limited (Commonwealth Bank)

  • The Doctors’ Health Fund

  • HCF

  • Medibank

  • nib

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CONTACT

Justine Reilly offers individual lessons at her home studio in Mitchelton. She also offers a mobile service, with a fee for travel time.

For bookings and to contact Justine:

Phone: 0410 759 984

Email: justine.reilly@gmail.com

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