Services: Alexander Technique
The Alexander Technique is used to re-educate the body to use only the appropriate level of effort for a given activity. It teaches the client to rid their body of harmful tension by relearning natural ways to sit, stand and move in order to reduce physical stress on the body.
Once the technique is learned, it can be applied to any simple activity that you do everyday sitting, lying down, standing up, walking, lifting, pushing and pulling. In addition to conserving necessary energy for tasks, the Alexander Technique will improve the body’s range of motion, balance, support and overall coordination.
Massage Therapists use gentle manual guidance and verbal cues to coach their clients through proper posture and movements. A typical session will re-teach basic movements such as sitting, standing, walking, bending down, reaching, pushing, pulling, carrying objects and even how to sit and lie down.
If you attend the session with an underlying condition, such as carpal tunnel syndrome or lower back pain, the practitioner will help you identify how the movements you use everyday contribute to your painful condition. By closely examining the way you move your body, you will be able to pinpoint bad habits and consciously work to move more naturally and with less tension to lessen your symptoms.
The Alexander Technique has been known to:
- Improve bad backs, necks, knees and ankles
- Reduce lower back and shoulder pain
- Free breathing airways and blood circulation
- Improve overall balance and coordination.