This is a question we seldom ask ourselves, we just treat the symptom. We get manipulated, stretched, massaged, done to, if you like or take a pill.
So ask yourself WHY BACK PAIN?
Now there may be many and varied answers to this question.
Are we out of balance and tense in our movements, ie: poor posture? Are our ...
Have you ever thought why toddlers are so springy or why some dancers (like Fred Astaire) move with such ease or why do some sportsmen/women play so effortless (like Federer)?
What do they have in common? They have great balance.
So my body wants to balance eh! So why do I have tension (back or neck pain, shoulder or ...
This is Hassan's story after just 9 sessions: In his own words -
"Since my adolescence, I have suffered from a degenerative wear and tear arthritic disease in my spine, which has given me constant lower back pain for more than 20 years. Although I had heard of the Alexander Technique, I hadn't taken it seriously and ...
All GPs and Chief Nursing Officers were asked this week to recommend patients who are seeking complementary therapies to consult with practitioners who are registered with the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), where it registers the professional discipline concerned.
The request was issued by the ...
What is Alexander Technique in a nutshell?
This is like trying to explain the colour ‘red’ to someone who is colour blind. However it has been called ‘Neuromuscular re-education’ or simply learning to use yourself in a more co-ordinated way and with less tension.
What do we aim to achieve?
This depends ...
Back pain is the biggest cause of sickness absence in the UK and lower back pain affects 7 in 10 people at some time in their lives.
A study published online by the British Medical Journal, referring to a trial with over 500 patients, offers some hope.
Professor Paul Little of Southampton's faculty of medicine ...
"The fastest way to lose 5lb and take off five years is to stand up straight. I can remember going shopping with my mum and I’d sort of schlump when I was trying on clothes — and she’d narrow her eyes and give me such a look!
I’ve studied the Alexander Technique in the past, which really helps with posture ...
Take a look at this great new video introducing the Alexander Technique and it's many possibilities. My old teacher John Nicholls was involved in it's making.
Tina is a florist and has been suffering from RSI for sometime. She has been coming to me for a course of 8 lessons and today was a real turning point. Her back pain has reduced and her RSI in both arms is almost non-existent. Tina is so pleased as she will be able to continue working as a florist which she really loves....