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The Alexander Technique

The Technique is a fresh way of thinking about how you move and use your body.

In lessons I use gentle guiding touch to teach you new ways to do familiar things like walking, standing, using your phone or computer - even resting!

Force of habit: Your body is an amazing instrument but over time it acquires habits of bad posture, excess tension and wasted effort. These habits create forces and compression on your muscles, joints and organs which cause pain, distortion, fatigue and other problems over time.

Freedom to change: The Technique trains you to prevent the habits that cause problems so you return to a more natural state of balance, ease and mobility.

Look better, feel better: In regular Alexander lessons your awareness, freedom of movement, posture and general functioning will improve. You can achieve permanent change; the potential to improve is lifelong - and it feels great!


Clinical research into AT

February 2016 - York University research into neck pain
Patients with years of chronic, non-specific neck pain improved permanently with twenty AT lessons. This large study was funded by Arthritis Research UK and published in the Annals of Internal Medicine:

September 2012 - St.Michael's Hospital Pain Clinic, Bristol
This study showed how patients dramatically reduced their medication for chronic pain with just six AT lessons over three weeks. 

October 2008 - The British Medical Journal back pain trial
A large randomised controlled trial into back pain compared AT lessons with normal GP care, massage and gentle aerobic exercise. Patients who took 24 AT lessons had the best results by far with over 80% improvement even a year later.
See the research here BMJ

Call Jill for free advice about how AT could help you
on 020 8658 0820

Freedom and comfort when it counts; this student feels lighter even at seven months pregnant.