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 led to significant long-term benefits for people with chronic or recurrent back pain.

A second large clinical trial, funded by Arthritis Research UK, has shown significant long-term benefits for people with chronic neck pain following Alexander lessons.

Both studies demonstrated significant reductions in pain and associated disability for at least 1 year. Lessons in these studies were one-to-one with STAT-registered Alexander Teachers.

The Alexander Technique makes me feel more comfortable, poised and peaceful. I started lessons years ago and have kept them up because I love the body awareness they teach. The Technique helps me to let go of tension and feel better, not just during lessons, but always.

Rachel Baird, Media Officer, London

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