What is the Alexander Technique?

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Former actor and orator F.M. Alexander (1869-1955) realized we physically contract in response to pain and stress.  He discovered that the dynamic relationship of the head, neck, and back gets compromised by how we respond to our lives.  Restoring the balance in that relationship allows the body to expand and move with more freedom and ease.

What will my appointment be like?

Diane offers two types of sessions – in person and online using Skype.

What to expect during an in person session:

  • Gentle hands on work is done in a chair and on a massage table
  • People learn simple approaches they can use at home, work, and during activities
  • Length and number of sessions depend on individual need

 

What to expect online:

  • Log on with Diane at an appointed time
  • Discuss problems and experiment with different approaches to practice in between sessions
  • Length and number of sessions depend on individual need

 

“I’ve tried everything to fix my neck and shoulder problems – physical therapy, massage, chiropractic, etc, but it wasn’t until starting with Diane that I even learned what was causing my pain! I feel like I’m finally on the road to true recovery thanks to her, and surprisingly enough, it’s all been through Skype calls. I’m amazed. Thanks, Diane!”
Lee, screenwriter and teacher