With Andrea Walsh

 

Learn how to reduce stress and tension

 

Lessons with me in a warm, friendly environment

Unlearn your unwanted habits with simple, everyday activities

 

Learn how to go ‘up’ in stature

 

“Lessons in the Alexander Technique have long term benefits for patients with chronic back pain”

British Medical Journal on back pain clinical trial

 

The Alexander Technique is easy to learn

 

Postural
re-education

 

The Alexander Technique is fun!

 

Gentle hands on contact

 

“The Alexander Technique works… I recommend it enthusiastically to anyone who has neck pain or back pain”

Roald Dahl, writer

 

Helps relieve shoulder and arm pain

 

Reduce muscular effort

 

Regain your balance and poise

What Happens in a Lesson?


Alexander TechniqueWhat Happens in a Lesson?

Simply the things you are doing in your everyday life.  Sitting, standing, walking, bending, lying down.

Part of the lesson is spent lying on a comfortable AT table (very similar to a massage couch).  The rest of the lesson looks at the activities mentioned above.  You’ll  learn where  you’re using excess muscular tension in those everyday activities. As the lessons, progress, we look at more complex activities, such as sport, work and hobbies.

Is it similar to massage or manual therapy such as chiropractic treatment

No.   I put my hands on you in order to detect imbalances in your co-ordination and movement.  Through this gentle hands-on, you get to learn where you are ‘over egging the pudding’ in relation to excess effort and muscular tension.  There is no pushing and pulling you around.  The Alexander Technique doesn’t hurt.  It is a safe method.  People with osteoporosis can undertake a course of lessons, including those who have sustained fractures as a result of the condition.  See article published by National Osteoporosis Society’s article :

http://www.alexandertechnique.co.uk/sites/all/files/Alexander%20Technique%20and%20Osteoporosis.pdf