Allowing you to move freely and live comfortably, the Alexander Technique is an invaluable skill for life long self care.
After my surgery for a fractured vertebra, the 6 day intensive Alexander Technique course with Mireille was a god send. Not only did it give comfort and relief at the time but since then I have been able to draw on the experience to manage my discomfort. I am sure that even after full recovery the techniques will allow me to use my body well! While Mireille’s regular blogs and Facebook posts are useful to the general public, after having some sessions they become pertinent reminders of techniques learned. I can’t wait until Mireille can fit me in for another course.
I’m Mireille, and I run backtoactive, teaching the Alexander Technique. This is a gentle, detailed approach to how you move and react. We often hold excess muscular tension, due to stress, or habits in our ways of moving, sitting or standing. This can exacerbate pain and interfere with easy movement.
I can show you how to reduce this unnecessary muscular effort and establish better habits, to take care of yourself. You won’t have to use special equipment or do exercises, just put a bit more thought into what you do so that you can optimise how you use your body. FIND OUT MORE HERE.
Many treatments help pain temporarily, but Alexander Technique is different. It helps you change for the long term, and because it is something you learn rather than is done to you, it puts you in control of your well being.
Alexander Technique was shown to be effective in reducing pain and increasing function in back pain long term in a large NHS funded trial see results here.
Whatever the reason, be it pain, a chronic condition or just because you have got out of the habit, you can lose confidence in your body to be active and do the things you enjoy. Your life can end up being limited by pain or fatigue. I can help you build up capacity so you can do the important things in your life.
Alexander Technique is something you apply to everyday life for ease and performance. Enjoy everyday activities or sports more by optimising the way you use your body. Whatever your hobby or sport I can help you build the skills and confidence to do it again, or to do it better, and with less effort!