My name is Romyna Menendez , I was born in Perù and grew up in Italy where I studied Physiotherapy at the Sapienza University of Rome.
Thanks to my studies in Physiotherapy I learnt various therapy techniques such as: manipulation; how to improve the range of motion; therapeutic massage (i.e., deep tissue massage) and lymphatic drainage. I further specialized in chronic lower back pain, geriatric physiotherapy, the Mezieres method, taping, pre-post spine surgery, tecartherapy, and the Feldenkrais method.
I worked for 8 years at the Israelite Hospital of Rome in the geriatric department where I treated all the conditions associated with advanced age such as osteoporosis, senile dementia, joint replacement, and limited mobility. Moreover, I collaborated for 3 years with the acknowledged Italian Professor of Orthopedics, Dr Giuseppe Costanzo, providing Feldenkrais treatment to his patients. During these years I treated patients of all ages (children, teenagers, adults and seniors) and various professional, athletic, performance, and life sectors, including: business professionals, outdoor enthusiasts, dancers, home makers, skiers, runners, dressage horseback riders, rock climbers and hikers, alternative medicine practitioners.
The Feldenkrais method is a neuro-muscular therapy that promotes unprecedented improvements in the efficiency coordination and ease of body movements. It is beneficial for people seeking to improve their general well-being and for people with specific conditions, such as: muscular skeletal problems (e.g., chronic back- and neck pain, sciatica); neuro muscular disorders (e.g., stroke, spinal injury, cerebral palsy); repetitive strain syndrome and stress related to past or present trauma. It also helps to eliminate movement restrictions and aids in effortless breathing.
The Feldenkrais method includes two ways of working with people:
FUNCTIONAL INTEGRATION: a one-to-one approach which uses gentle touch in guiding your movements delicately as you lie or sit.
AWARENESS THROUGH MOVEMENT: a sequence of exercises which are verbally directed by the practitioner and explore by the students on their own.