ATM Testimonial – Sally Grant

About 20 years ago I was diagnosed with relapsing remitting MS. I had always led an active lifestyle and wasn’t about to let MS get in my way. I just had to modify things and learn to listen to my body.  I try to rest when my body tells me to and try not to burn the candle at both ends. I tried to maintain moderate exercise and took up home practice yoga. Holding a more than full time executive job at the same time brought its challenges. I found myself napping in my car during my lunch hour and spending the weekends resting up so I make it through my work week. Four years ago I was lucky enough to retire from full time work. So what did I do. Take up downhill skiing, play golf and changed my diet, eating much more greens. Then I tried Sharon’s Feldenkrais classes. I went in blind not knowing too much about Feldenkrais. After almost 3 months I’m hooked. If you have MS you’ll know what I mean when I say you know the feeling when you wake up and every muscle in your body aches and when you move it feels like you ran a marathon yesterday, when perhaps  you did nothing at all. One of Sharon’s classes is all I need to walk out feeling like I just had a full body massage. I haven’t given up on the moderate exercise and yoga, or gone back to my sloppy eating habits, Feldenkrais is just like a lot of good icing on top of a piece of cake.

If you know anyone with MS I encourage you to encourage them to try Feldenkrais. I cannot emphasize the benefits for me and how it has improved my quality of living.