The Alexander Techniquewith Jill Payne


What is it?

The Technique is a fresh way of thinking about how you move and use your body.
In lessons I help you find ways to do familiar things with less strain. So walking, standing, using your phone or computer - even resting - become more efficient, less painful and more skilful. 

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 force and compression on your muscles, joints and organs which cause pain, distortion, fatigue and many other common problems.

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

Clinical research into AT

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

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

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.  

              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.