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  • Q. What is the Alexander Technique?

    A. The Alexander Technique is a gentle and effective mind/body method used worldwide to enhance wellbeing and promote personal development.

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  • Q. What are the benefits?

    A. The Alexander Technique helps millions of people worldwide to release muscle tension, improve posture and movement and relieve persistent pain. It works by helping people to identify and prevent harmful postural habits that cause or aggravate tension headaches, neck, back, joint and muscle pain. It is also effective in learning to manage stress.  

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  • Q. What can I expect from my first lesson?

    By gentle hands on guidance and verbal explanation tense muscles are released, this allows the body to lengthen up to its full height. Round shoulders are eased out in the same way. A person is then guided in how to sit, stand, walk and perform daily activities without strain. During lessons people discover a new ease of movement and increased energy. They may even gain as much as an inch in height as their spines become less compressed. The overall effect is a sense of lightness and ease. Lessons in the Alexander Technique are relaxing and energising and are tailored to individual needs. You remain fully clothed throughout the lesson. Comfortable attire is recommended.

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  • Q. How many lessons are required?

    A. In 2008 a scientific study was conducted into the Alexander Technique in relation to chronic back pain. Participants gained considerable benefit from six lessons, however most benefit was gained from twenty four lessons spaced over some months. 

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  • Q. Lesson cost?

    A. The cost of a lesson is similar to the cost of a physiotherapy session.

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  • Q. Is the Alexander Technique a form of Alternative Therapy?

    A. No The Alexander Technique is a process of re-education taught in one-to-one lessons.

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  • Q. What do I wear to a lesson?

    A. Comfortable clothing is recommended. People are asked to remove shoes but otherwise remain fully clothed.

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  • Q. Who was F.M. Alexander?

    A. F.M. Alexander was born in Tasmania in 1869. Alexander is noted for his detailed study of muscular tension, posture, movement and habit as they relate to how people use their body in the performance of day-to-day activities and their effect on health and wellbeing. By practical observation and experiment Alexander developed a system of re-education which frees the body of muscular strain and restores  co-ordination. In Alexander Technique lessons people learn to bring a degree of conscious choice into their day to day living. 

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