Movement for Lasting Change - Services

Movement is life. Life is a Process. Improve the quality of the process and you improve the quality of life itself.

—Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais

Functional Synthesis Lessons

Carole with Trenton


The lesson takes place on a lightly padded table. If the child is not ready to be on the table, we can conduct the lesson while on their parent’s/caregiver’s lap. When offered in a safe, information rich environment, children naturally take advantage of opportunities for growth.

Lessons for most children are 30-45 minutes in length. Please have a snack or bottle ready for the child as they often become hungry during the lessons. Babies may nurse as they receive their lesson.


The sessions are provided on a lightly padded table. Carole gently guides your movements which allows for new patterns in the brain to be formed thereby eliminating pain and limitations. A series of lessons is recommended to help you accomplish your goals be it: overcoming pain, improved balance, increased flexibility and strength; overcoming limitations due to accidents, surgeries or poor habits as well as for enhanced fitness and cognitive performance.

Lessons are usually 45 minutes to an hour. Please wear comfortable clothing that allows unrestricted movement.


I have been suffering from spinal stenosis, arthritic knees, and pain in my calfs. Since recieving treatments from Carole most and at times all of my pain is gone. Carole uses very gentle motion to retrain my brain to use different and less familiar ways to use my body to relieve the pain. She can look at the way I am walking and see that something is bothering me and make some simple adjustment so I am able to walk without pain. I would recommend anyone who has pain to get treatment from Carole. It has made a tremendous difference in my life!

—M.H. Oakland,CA

I met Carole during a visit to San Francisco & was intrigued by her work so I decided to have a session with her. Carole made me feel safe and comfortable straight away. I was amazed at how such seemingly subtle touches/movements could make such a difference. After only 40 minutes I felt my whole body had gone from being “on alert” to total rest and ease. I felt much lighter and stiff joints were feeling much freer. I wish I could take her back to the UK!

—Alison Sheridan, Highclere Partners UK