RSI

RSI (also known as WRULD - Work Related Upper Limb Disorders) is not new but has increased with the widespread use of computers. It can be distressing physically, mentally and emotionally. Sufferers endure pain, burning sensations and loss of muscle strength and face reduced capacity to work or perform simple daily activities.

Excessive tension is often the root of the problem. A typical response to symptoms is to tense up even more, which can lead to a vicious circle.

With the Alexander Technique you gradually improve your fundamental co-ordination and ‘self-management’ in all activities, thus minimising the possibility of RSI occurring in the first place or getting worse.

The Technique teaches you to:

  • Become aware of and prevent habits of tension.
  • Change your reactions to the RSI symptoms.
  • Reduce pressure on joints.

 

The AT is a practical, constructive approach that can be applied in your daily life and not a set of exercises to be done over and above your normal commitments. It teaches you that in any moment you have a choice to react with your old level of tension or in a new way.

With a growing awareness of real choice, positive change becomes a possibility.

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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