What happens in a Lesson
Depending on the reason(s) you come, I may use a variety of approaches, including:
- Having you lie on a treatment table where I’ll gently manipulate your limbs and use my voice to guide your movements and thoughts. This is to promote freedom in the joints and muscles while at the same time encouraging secure connections.
- Observing you perform everyday actions and helping you do them with optimal ease and minimal effort, eg. walking, climbing stairs, performing an exercise, making music, picking something up off the floor or getting in and out of a chair. I won’t ask you to do anything you find uncomfortable to the point where it becomes painful.
How many lessons do you need?
By learning to apply the Alexander Technique to your everyday activities you begin to help yourself with present difficulties and prevent future problems. It involves thinking in a way you may not be familiar with which takes a while to get used to. The aim is to use less effort in anything we do. For these reasons you need to have quite a lot of lessons, especially at the beginning.
Each lesson lasts an hour. The first lesson will last 10 – 15 minutes longer for some initial questions, from both myself and the pupil.