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I suffer from shoulder pain, the Dr said it was just strained muscle due to being on the computer a lot. I have heard that the AT is supposed to be good. Has anyone tried it? if so did you find it beneficial. Thanks.
OOOH! I love the AT. I don't typically use it for pain management (although it's a fantastic distraction and controlling technique when I have horrendous thrush ) for me, it's fabulous relaxation and realignment on a hard floor!!!
OOH thanks ladies. I have found a lady who does this and she is supposed to be an expert at it, I tried various ladies but there weren't that many in my area, two ladies were teaching it as a class, but I want a one to one lesson. I will have at least 8-10 lessons as it is so expensive. I have also heard it adds a cm or two to your height, which I don't mind either .
I suffer from back pain and during pregnancy I found it tough and didn't want to continue my back medication. Through AT I managed to come off my back pain meds so I could have a healthy pregnancy and managed to have a natural birth from using the AT techniques. Continuing AT lessons after birth my back pain is almost non-existent and I have learnt how to avoid unnecessary tension in everyday activities. A lot of my friends have no taken up lessons to help with areas they suffer such as shoulder pain and won't look back! Yes you should pick up Ok! had some great info but also maybe try the website too! Hope you find it helpful! http://www.stat.org.uk/
Glad you found someone! Yes I thought that initially but when I realised how much I had spent on massages, chiropractors and an osteopath as ways to fix my back, I realised it was almost like an investment and after 3 lessons I already felt a difference. Instead of a treatment it is a preventative way of being which is why I personally think it works.
Hi to those seeking help for chronic back pain, repetitive strain, neck and shoulder tension. If you have tried all the traditional routes with no lasting success - then I highly recommend the Alexander Technique. I Suggest you visit our society's website www.stat.org.co.uk Or if you live in the Kensington & Chelsea area I am A fully qualified, insured teacher with 20yrs experience - I am happy to offer mums net member a 50% discount on you first lesson. visit my website www.naturalcionfidence.co.uk
As I mentioned in my post above I am happy to offer A 50% discount to members of mumsnet. for an introductory lesson in the Alexander Technique normally £50 - for 75 minutes discounted to £25 Visit my website for more details www.naturalconfidence.co.uk - there was a typo in my website link above - mention mumsnet to qualify for discount.
Oh dear I seem to have killed the thread! Well, anyway, I went to my first lesson this morning. The teacher seemed very nice. He took my medical history and what my aims, expectations were etc.... I walked around the room for him to look at my walk. I spent a long time standing and sitting from a stool, moving my shoulders, arms etc... and lying down on my back with my head on a couple of books.
It is harder then I thought it would be but unlearning habits isn't going to be easy, I have got another lesson next week and I will practise this week as best I can.