Reduce chronic back and neck pain with the Alexander Technique

Learning the Alexander Technique enables you to discover new ways to help reduce chronic musculoskeletal pain and make life-style adjustments to enable you to manage pain more effectively. Clinical research studies have shown that Alexander Technique training can help to reduce chronic lower back pain, neck pain and non-specific chronic pain.

Many people experiencing arthritis, Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI), frozen shoulder, fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) also use the Alexander Technique to help manage their conditions.

Over the years we develop unhelpful habits and patterns in the way we move and rest. We often use more force and effort than is really necessary causing excessive muscular tension and strain on the joints and spine. This can lead to tissue damage and which if untreated, can result in persistent pain. When we’re in pain, we tend to hold our breath and tighten our muscles even more.

Alexander Technique training helps you to learn to pause, notice and release unhelpful physical habits and patterns of movement which could exacerbate your symptoms. You can develop new skills to let go of unwanted tension and enable you to breathe more fully and deeply. This has a calming effect on the mind and body, helping to reframe the intensity of pain. You’ll learn to balance your head naturally on your spine without using force to hold it in place, allowing you to regain a sense of lightness, poise and ease.

If you’d like to find out more about the research studies on using the Alexander Technique for pain and illness, please take a look at the News pages in the Resources section.

Relieve pregnancy pain and discomfort

During pregnancy, the changing weight distribution of the unborn baby can affect posture and ease of movement, often leading to chronic lower back pain. Alexander Technique lessons allow you to rebalance your body and mind throughout the stages of pregnancy, helping to reduce pain and discomfort and restoring ease and calm.

Benefits of Alexander lessons for pain and illness

  • Long-term reduction in chronic low back pain
  • Lower incapacity associated with back pain
  • Long-term benefit for chronic neck pain
  • More effective management of persistent pain
  • Reduced need for pain medication
  • Better quality of life
  • Improved sense of wellbeing and empowerment
  • Increased skills for self-management

Alexander Technique Lessons and Courses

One-to-one Alexander Technique lessons are available in Middlewich, Cheshire and Alexander Technique courses are offered for groups and organisations across Cheshire and the Northwest.