Alexander Technique for Pain Relief
Back and neck pain
Repetitive stress syndrome
How does the Alexander Technique work?
Excessive tension in our body can restrict the freedom and the range of our movements, compromising performance and producing an array of unpleasant and even painful symptoms. The Alexander Technique is a non-intrusive method that helps relieve unnecessary tension by promoting better and more natural coordination of the musculoskeletal system. As we gain control over the causes, the symptoms fade away.
Does the Alexander Technique work?
According to research published in the British Medical Journal in 2008 the Alexander Technique provides long term benefit for patients with chronic or recurrent low back pain. Learn more.
Nobel Prize Winner, Nikolaas Tinbergen, stated in his acceptance speech "I can do no more than characterise, and recommend, the Alexander treatment as an extremely sophisticated form of rehabilitation, or rather of re-deployment, of the entire muscular [system] . . ." Learn more.
What can I expect at an Alexander Session?
Each lesson involves the study of the body in motion. The sessions involve basic movements such as sitting, standing, and bending along with activities particular to each student including those used in work, sports, or performance arts. Applying the principles of the Alexander method, the teacher gently guides the student to move in a freer, easier manner, reducing physical stress on the body. The sessions also involve work lying down, during which the principles of the Alexander Technique are used by the practitioner while the body is in a form of constructive rest.