Back Pain and the Alexander Technique
Our approach to helping people who suffer from back pain is to try to address the cause, which is so often related to downward pressure brought about by poor postural tone in the primary support system.
We do not try to relieve pain my massage or manipulation, nor do we give stretching or strengthening exercises; they are not necessary.
The improvement in postural tone - which takes pressure off the painful area - comes about naturally by:
What the press say
British Medical Journal
One-to-one AT lessons are hands-on sessions involving extremely gentle touch - particularly around the back of the head, neck and shoulders. Tensions in these areas affect the whole body and similarly letting go of tensions here relieves pressure right through the whole body.
The Alexander Technique really works.
What people have said about Alexander lessons
“The Alexander Technique helped a long-standing back problem and to get a good night’s sleep after many years of tossing and turning.”
"John is patient, equanimous and will not collude with dysfunctional patterns. He keeps coming back to using direction and inhibition to help you get back into your own skin in the moment. I cannot praise his ability to teach the intangible highly enough. I owe him a great deal, not only am I free from pain - I have learnt to lead a more nourishing and full life as a result of my work with him."
Dr. M Funes CPsychol