The Alexander Technique was brought to Britain in 1904. It is the work of the Tasmanian born Frederick Matthias Alexander (1869 to 1955) and it now has a fine reputation the world over.
Originally developed as a means of resolving Alexander’s own vocal problems it is now taught in different settings such as music academies, theatre schools, health clinics and pain clinics.
It helps people to overcome back, neck and joint pain, muscle tension and stiffness, poor posture, breathing and vocal problems, anxiety and stress-related conditions and it helps people to improve performance and prevent injury in music, drama and sport.
People also find it helps them to enhance their business and presentation skills, develop ease and elegance in movement, support pregnancy and childbirth and improve balance, stability and coordination.
Is back pain your problem? The effectiveness of Alexander lessons in the long-term reduction of back pain was proven in a major study published 2008 the British Medical Journal. I was one of the teachers who gave lessons in the study.
For more information about research into the effects of taking Alexander Technique lessons please follow this link
Following years of osteoarthritis and two hip replacement operations, I needed to learn new balance & posture. Madelene's help has been unfailingly kind, thorough and patient. I couldn't recommend her AT lessons more highly.
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FM Alexander, the creator of the Alexander Technique
I went to Madelene because I had recurrent back and shoulder problems. In the course of my lessons I have discovered that the Alexander Technique is so much more than purely treating physical symptoms. Instead it is a holistic approach which has improved both my physical and mental health and well-being. Madelene is a very experienced practitioner and every thing you want in a good teacher; gentle, patient, supportive and importantly non-judgemental.