If you are a skin cancer patient, a relative, carer or loved one, you will know how distressing living with such a serious condition can be. You may not only be dealing with coming to terms with your condition but possibly the effects of surgery or chemical treatments. The emotional and physical demands can be draining.
A complimentary therapy such as the basic Alexander Technique may help improve your general health and wellbeing in many ways by correcting poor posture and movement.
Supported by the British Medical Journal, their extensive study showed that it was highly effective in changing unwanted habits developed over years of body-misuse. It is highly regarded as a beneficial aid in the recovery of traumatic injuries, especially those affecting the back, hip or neck. It is a treatment method for improving posture, gait, balance, coordination and energy, ultimately helping to reduce pain levels.
For those who are suffering extreme stress or anxiety, it may help relieve stiff joints, muscle spasms, migraines and depression and inability to sleep.
What does the Alexander Treatment Involve?
During Alexander Technique classes, you will be observed by your teacher to find out how you move and which muscles are responding to each action. The aim is to re-train your body to move in a fluid way and learning how to use your body correctly for daily activities, reducing wear and tear. It is a set of easy to understand practical skills that use the mind and body as a whole to release and prevent unnecessary muscular tension.
Where Can I Find Out More?
If you decide that you would like to know more, you could research Alexander Technique classes in your local area. This would offer a one to one solution where you can discuss your concerns with a professional and receive specific treatment for your personal needs. Alternatively take a look at this DVD - Posture, Get It Straight! Two Disc Set
It's our basic Alexander Technique DVD recommendation so that you can learn more in the comfort of your own home before you commit to the cost of classes.