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Justine Reilly

 Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner 

& Remedial Massage Therapist

An embodied approach to pain, recovery and health

SERVICES

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ONLINE GROUP LESSONS

INDIVIDUAL SESSIONS

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NDIS PARTICIPANTS

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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 day to day. 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.

 

These lessons draw your attention to your sensory-motor system, providing opportunities for profound discoveries that can seem obvious once found.

My practice is based on the Feldenkrais Method, an applied 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 superfluous effort, to access more of your innate potential

What to expect in a Feldenkrais lesson:

  • you are fully clothed, so wear something comfortable;
     

  • we have a conversation that involves verbal guidance, touch (if that's ok) and movement. Often we work with you lying on a therapy bed with tailored supports so your musculature can drop habitual holding patterns during your learning;
     

  • you are gently guided towards a state of greater equilibrium between the parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous systems, to better regulate breathing, heart rate, digestion, circulation and tone of your musculature;
     

  • we bring awareness to your movement patterns, explore moving with your patterns rather than against them, and stay within your range of movement rather than pushing beyond. This is the space where neuroplasticity can do its best work, and deep neural changes can take place;
     

  • we suspend expectations and remain open to discoveries.

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ABOUT JUSTINE

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Justine Reilly is a Feldenkrais Practitioner certified with the Australian Feldenkrais Guild, in private practice in Mitchelton, Brisbane, on Jaggera and Turrbal Country. Here she helps people move through places where they get stuck, be it physically, mentally or emotionally.

In 2012, following burnout from the corporate and government world, Justine recognised that the best 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 strained 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 this, along with a sense of compassion, equity and non-judgment to her practice.

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

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WHO BENEFITS?

Justine works with chronic conditions such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, bipolar, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, cerebral palsy, neuropathy, ME-CFS, Trisomy 21 (Down Syndrome), Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and more.

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 also felt by:

  • Computer desk workers

  • Physical laborers 

  • People with mental health and mood challenges

  • Performers and creatives

  • Sports people
  • People with back pain, frozen shoulder and other physical ailments

  • People rehabilitating from from orthopedic surgery 

  • People losing the ability to move, stand up or exercise as they age

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. And consequently, quieting the mind.

 

By its non-invasive nature, the method complements other treatments and interventions, and Justine is always interested to learn about your whole healing journey.

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HEALTH  INSURANCE  REBATES

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

  • ACA Health Benefits Funds

  • AHM

  • AIA Health

  • Allianz

  • Australian Regional Health Group (ARHG)

  • Australian Unity

  • Budget Direct

  • Bupa Australia Health

  • CBHS Health Fund Limited (Commonwealth Bank)

  • CUA Health

  • Defence Health

  • The Doctors’ Health Fund

  • Frank Insurance

  • GMHBA
  • HBF

  • HCF

  • Health Care Insurance Limited

  • Health Insurance Fund (HIF) WA

  • Health Partners

  • Latrobe Health Services

  • Medibank

  • Mildura District Hospital Fund

  • Navy Health Fund

  • nib

  • Nurses & Midwives Health 

  • Onemedifund

  • Peoplecare Health Insurance

  • Phoenix Health Fund

  • Police Health Fund (Includes Emergency Services)

  • Queensland Country Health Fund 

  • Railway & Transport Health Fund 

  • Reserve Bank Health Society 

  • St Luke’s Health

  • Teacher’s Federation Health 

  • Teacher’s Union Health

  • Transport Health

  • Uni Health

  • Westfund

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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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This practice acknowledges that we are located upon lands that have been stolen, and never ceded. We pay respect to the true owners of this land, the Jaggera and Turrbal Peoples, and stand in solidarity with them in their struggle for land rights, human rights, and self-determination. 

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