Frequently Asked Questions about Individual Sessions
(AKA Lessons in Functional Integration (FI)
What happens during an Individual Session?
The Individual Session begins with conversation. You are invited to say what brings you to the session. It is good to learn about the current issue, how it developed and your goals. Then there is a choice whether to work on the mat, like a gentle exercise class, or to move to the table, where work can be done through touch.
What are the benefits of an Individual Session?
Individual sessions offer you the benefits of
- one-on-one attention
- connection through touch
- flexibility to your schedule
When should I schedule an Individual Session?
Some people take Individual Sessions only, some take them as preparation for the group class, and some in combination with the group class.
Whenever possible, it is good to schedule an Individual Session before taking a group class. This is especially important if you have a marked chronic or acute condition, or if you have any other individual needs. In this first private session, we evaluate and make a plan.
How many sessions will it take?
There is no set number of sessions.
To begin, it will take one session. No one knows what Feldenkrais is until they have tried it. Commonly in the first session, one can get an improvement which is the basis for more improvements in subsequent sessions.
In the beginning it is best to come frequently. Once the improvements have settled in, one can taper off.
How much does it cost?
- Regular session. 50 Minutes. $115. Beginning September 1: $120
- Long session. 75 Minutes. $175. Beginning September 1: $180
- Short session. 35 Minutes. $85. Beginning September 1: $90
You can pay by Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa, Discover or American Express.
Checks are preferred. They are made out to Maureen McHugh. If you write your check in advance, session time is not needed for this task.
How should I dress?
Please wear loose, comfortable, layered clothing, suitable for light exercise. You will be more comfortable in baggy pants rather than tight jeans. It is best when the top is plain in texture – without woven ridges or printed designs. Please wear, or bring, clean socks.
Is Feldenkrais covered by insurance?
No, it is not.
If you have a Flexible Medical Spending Account (your own money, pre-tax), paperwork will be provided. Most people get reimbursement.
Can I share a session with another person?
Up to four people may book an Individual Session together. The fee is the same as for one person.
Where is the office?
The office is in the Landmark section of Alexandria. The building is Landmark Tower, a high rise. It is mostly residential, but the first three floors are commercial.
Where do I park?
There is plenty of free outdoor parking. Parking is available on three sides of the building plus on Whiting Street. The largest parking area is in the back.
At the entrances to the parking lot there are fierce signs that warn of towing. Please do not worry about these! They only tow at night.
Is there a cancellation policy?
Yes. The appointment is made with a 24-hour cancellation policy. You may make any changes with 24 hours notice. Short of that, you are charged the whole fee.
If there is a weather advisory — snow, wind, rain — or any other condition that affects personal and public safety, the 24 hour policy is lifted.
Do you provide receipts?
Yes. On request, email receipts are provided.