The Alexander Technique is a set of skills that help to relieve stress, manage pain and enhance performance. It is education in the use and function of you for prevention. It can and is also be used in tandem with prescribed therapies for rehabilitation and recovery.
The good news is you will not have to learn any new exercises or stretches. We work together on daily activities like standing and sitting, walking and laying down (yes…laying down), to reveal subtle holding patterns. If you choose to learn this skill, we work together on defining and refining it's technical application. Once a good working foundation has been established the applications are limitless.
Our balance and support mechanisms work in coordination with the head, neck and back. The Technique works to re-establish conscious connection with this relationship to reduce the interference of undue influence of the head, neck and back while working in daily activities. When these mechanisms are allowed to work together, good use spontaneously returns, freedom of movement, easier breathing, natural poise and most importantly the freedom to choose becomes more prevalent.