Treatment and Prevention using the Alexander Technique
Do you suffer from pain in your joints or limbs?
Millions of people suffer from frozen shoulders, tennis elbow, pain, stiffness or weakness in other parts of their arms, wrists, hands, hips, legs, knees, ankles and feet.
Very few of them have ever heard of the wonderful results that so many people have had through learning the Alexander Technique.
There are many causes of problems In our limbs, including:
- Damaged or weakened bones
- Dislocated and arthritic joints
- Damaged or diseased ligaments and tendons,
as in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Damaged, weakened, or diseased muscles
- Numbness, pain, weakness, or mis-coordination
due to problems with the nerves
In many cases these problems arise as a result of our habitual postural mis-coordination and misalignment- and also to our excess tension. These factors usually also accompany the other causes in making the problem worse. They also often get worse in response to our work situations.
In virtually all these situations, the Alexander Technique can help to alleviate the problems,
The Alexander Technique does not work by trying to tackle specific problems or symptoms.
It works by teaching us how to RELAX and reduce tension, even when we are active or in demanding situations and also to use our bodies more efficiently. (Efficient means getting more done with less effort!)
It also works by re—establishing the natural alignment of our bodies. It therefore also restores the conditions which are the most likely to prevent problems from occurring.
Our tension and poor postural habits get in the way of our Natural Poise and our natural Freedom and Ease of Movement.
Alexander Teachers do not teach “Posture”, but how to get out of the way of our natural poise. As we decrease our excess tension and our bodies re—align, so wear and tear reduces and our bodies are better able to repair themselves and reverse degenerative processes.
Even where repair is not possible, your relaxation and re—alignment will tend to bring about the least discomfort and the greatest health and mobility that are possible under the circumstances.
A great many people have been very pleasantly surprised at the relief from pain, calmness better general health— and greater ease and freedom of movement they have experienced since learning the Alexander Technique.