Help with pain

The Alexander Technique is powerful, drug-free and non-invasive.

It addresses the causes of pain, when these are related to poor posture or misuse, and alleviates pain from other causes by reducing tension and distress.

Applying the Technique may help you:

  • during rehabilitation after surgery or injury by teaching you better postural habits
  • improve your management of pain
  • provide coping skills for disability or chronic illness
     

A large clinical trial has shown that lessons in the Alexander Technique have let to significant long-term benefits for back pain.

There is currently a large study underway, funded by Arthritis Research UK, into the effectiveness of the Alexander Technique lessons for neck pain involving STAT-registered Alexander Teachers.

I have been taking lessons for a few years now. Right from the first lesson my chronic back pain improved and I was moving more smoothly. After a lesson I always feel lighter, more positive and more confident. The Alexander Technique has helped me to realise that I have a choice about how I use my body. This awareness has spread to other areas of my life and I now feel more in control of myself and my life.

Susan White
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