What 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 :