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The Softness Method

It is a method that combines principles and tools from the world of physiotherapy with the Feldenkrais Method, in concert with the personal experience, acquired over 20 years in training and treating people suffering from pain, of the method’s developer.

Orna Pizanty, a physiotherapist and certified Feldenkrais Method teacher, in her 50s, has developed the Softness Method by amalgamating her professional spheres, thus becoming an expert in teaching anyone who desires to rid oneself of pain, how to accomplish such feat by learning how to improve one’s movement skills.

The practice is suitable for anyone who seeks to learn how to reduce and eliminate pain on their own, without needing such interventions as chiropractic treatment, physiotherapy and the like.  
For anyone who desires to improve one’s posture, balance, ease of movement and vitality, for every person who wants to avoid pain and produce a healthy routine of a beneficial practice from home, at ease, without stress, effort or pain.

Soft and gentle movements, most of which are performed while lying down.  They may be practiced in bed or on a mattress laid on the floor.


On the technical side: 
A folded pillow, a thick towel that would keep the chin-forehead line parallel to the floor;
A comfortable mattress, preferably not too soft, at least 1.2′ to 1.6′ (3-4 cm) thick (a yoga mat won’t be suitable), 36′ to 40′ (90-100 cm) wide,
A portable video screen that can be tilted downward (a tripod would be rather helpful here);
Suitable volume of sound for comfortable hearing (wired / wireless headphones or a speaker that would amplify sound, if necessary);
A quiet room at a comfortable temperature for practicing.

On the Emotional Side:
In order to produce a proper timeframe, the practitioner’s attention should not be diverted during practice.  A decision to take care of oneself is necessary.  A determination that one is going to learn how to be one’s own healer, to know that you’re the one best suited for the task.
A decision to dedicate oneself to the process wholeheartedly. 

As the name of the method implies, the practice is soft, delicate; it requires the practitioner to avoid pain, over-extending or exertion — as one would avoid fire. The idea is to stimulate the body to move where it’s contracted, fossilized, stiff (referring especially the upper back / chest cavity, not only however).  When you loosen up the affected areas, the burden previously experienced is alleviated from those painful and worn out areas.

  • For those suffering from aches associated with and resulting from pain and irregularities of the musculoskeletal structure which are related to, for example, scoliosis, kyphosis, degenerative changes, vertebral and disc injuries, knee problems, adhesive capsulitis of the shoulder, carpal tunnel syndrome, injuries from road accidents, joints’ ailments, neurological diseases, pain originating from the cervical area, posture problems, unwieldy, balance issues, poor quality of sleep, breathing difficulties, and many others.
  • For those who use their bodies intensely (e.g., athletes) and who wish to maintain their physiology at its best during intense activities for many years to come.
  • For those who like to move gently and desire to nurture their bodies, keep them vital, supple, mobile, upright, relaxed, healthy and, indeed, youthful.

About one's suitability for the program

The Softness Method is conducted with utmost gentleness. The intention is to avoid generating pain, discomfort, even a sense of stretching.  If one is already in pain, the instruction is to avoid increase it in any way.  When one is attuned to one’s body and does not overburden it, one need not feel any apprehension regarding the practice.

The program is specifically designed for those suffering from pain. All of the Softness Method’s instructions are specifically designed to maximize comfort and ease.  Following every minute or two of its practice the practitioner is instructed to rest.

The more one devotes oneself to the Softness Method’s practice, the more one would gain. The body gradually becomes more and more supple, the burden affecting the worn-out and pained joints decreases, thus the pain diminishes and even disappears.

You’d look at the screen every time you are not sure that you are practicing correctly; You are also practicing each session at least twice (preferably day after day), so that gradually everything would become rather clear to you, as it has already become clear to thousands of the program’s participants over the 10 years it is in existence.

In most cases the body is actually granted a pleasant experience, of a soft and liberating form of physical routines. The body feels, at the end of a routine, a rare sense of relaxation, deep calm, ease of movement and a relaxed posture. If there was pain before a session, in many cases it’d have diminished by its end, even disappear.  Gradually, such pain would diminish or disappear for growing lengths of time. Sometimes the feeling is that of a ‘sweet fatigue’: One’s body lets go of all the accumulated tension and pain it had brought with it; thanks to the routine practiced, the body becomes markedly tired. It is right in such a situation to listen to it and continue to rest on the mattress, or in bed.

Until you learn to change your deep-seeded movement habits by yourself, it will only be a matter of time before such habits are reinstated – even after surgery, as good as it may be. Why? It is however most likely that practicing the routines in the program would free you from the need for surgery. Imagine that!

Precisely for those who have already tried “just about everything”, the program may will be the last one yet best suited solution for your needs, one which would allow you to start curing yourself, put out the fires of pain, emerging from slavery – hanging on to some other person (doctor or therapist) or other external remedies (medication, injections, surgeries) to freedom – where you become empowered to liberate yourself from pain and physical limitations.

Until you learn to change your deep-seeded movement habits by yourself, it will only be a matter of time before such habits are reinstated – even after surgery, as good as it may be. Why? It is however most likely that practicing the routines in the program would free you from the need for surgery. Imagine that!

Here is a second opinion, from just a humble physiotherapist: The Softest Method, with which your physician is unlikely to be familiar, is not the kind of activity that the good doctor would’ve objected to.

Those who stop exercising and are often afraid of moving altogether, may actually find themselves in greater pain than previously.  A joint that lacks movement atrophies. Petrifies. Becomes stiff. Such a joint would then produce more and more bodily pain.  Your lesson in life is to learn to move without hurting or at least without increasing bodily pain. As the practice becomes an integral part of your life, and as it becomes more and more accurate for you, pain would decrease and may even disappear.

As in nutrition, where it is agreed that a variety of fruits and vegetables is healthy for us all, the Softness Method offers a wide range of exercises which are the healthiest solution for a variety of problems and aches.

In such a case, the range of movement, speed, and strength should be lessened.  Look for the fitting measure of activity for you individually, that at which the practiced movement is doable without feeling pain.

Even if the practice is actually done solely by the imagination or in an invisible way, it can be beneficial and generate a pain relief process.

In case of the manifestation of pain due to the practice, it is also advisable to rest more than is prescribed by the video.  The requisite rest could also be had by employing a different position than the one which is prescribed by the practice.

Most often pain that we experience is related to actions we have performed — or didn’t — during the previous 24 hours. Try to find out for yourself whether the pain is related to any effort or movement you made during the practice, or during the previous 24 hours.

Try to remember whether you did something different from your routine activities during the preceding 24 hours.  Did you carry out activities, during that timeframe, even though you were uncomfortable or in pain? We learn a lot about our bodies from such self-inquiry. Consequently, we can understand what to avoid in the future; what activities to beware of.

The Technical Side

You devote about 20 minutes a day, every day, to practicing, especially if you want to notice the changes it generates and notice them quickly.  It is important to practice each set of prescribed movements at least twice before moving on to the next set. At any given moment you can watch the current lesson, the previous lesson and the next one. Instructions change gradually:
Every third days the set of instructions changes. 
It is recommended to practice each set at least twice (preferably during two consecutive days) before moving on to the next one.


It is definitely possible and even recommended. You can find quite a few instructional videos, on How to connect a mobile phone to a tv set on the Internet.

Any age at which the program’s guidelines can be listened to and followed.  From age 6 to 120.

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