Alexander Technique

By: Creative Health Centre  16/06/2011
Keywords: back pain relief, Neck Pain Relief

The Alexander Technique was developed at the end of the 19th century by a young Australian actor named Frederick Matthias Alexander. His original goal was simply to improve the stamina of his own voice - he would suffer from increasing hoarseness each time that he performed.

With doctors unable to offer any help, Alexander spent time studying himself to determine if he could affect the situation. He became aware that he was holding excess tension in his body and that by changing the way in which he moved and carried himself the tension was alleviated.

As well as solving the issue he had with his voice, Alexander's overall health improved so greatly that people he knew, and doctors that had been unable to help him, convinced him to teach others what he had learnt.

From 'The Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique' website:

Keywords: back pain relief, Neck Pain Relief

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