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Alexander Technique
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Alexander Technique™ is an educational process that helps the client achieve greater awareness of the body. This technique is based on the understanding that conditioned postures, actions, and stress have an effect on the functioning of the body.

Origin

Frederick Matthias Alexander developed Alexander Technique™ in 1890. Alexander realized that conditioned postures, actions, and stress had an effect on the functioning of the body. He developed Alexander Technique™ to teach people how to consciously retrain their habitual postures and actions to minimize stress.

Treatment

Treatment uses a variety of techniques that are tailored to each individual client. Common movement exercises (and take-home practice movement assignments) may be used.

Clients are directed through the movement both verbally and through hands-on instruction. Massage may also be used to release muscular tension or stress so that new or renewed movement can be experienced.

Explore This Practice For

Alexander Technique™ is a whole-body treatment that can address multiple conditions. Stress is minimized by retraining habitual postures and actions. It also attempts to integrate and achieve whole-body movement or engagement to maximize balance and co-ordination. 

Discipline

A level of training that includes every competency component needed to safely and appropriately apply the treatment.

Specialization

An additional treatment that first requires the practitioners to be trained in an appropriate related discipline.