Are you suffering with back pain?
Along with my own anecdotal evidence gathered from many of my pupils, a year-long study done in 2008 showed that Alexander Technique really can give long term help and relief from back pain,
The study compared a group of people with chronic lower back pain - some who had a series of Alexander lessons whilst another group had regular massage and another group didn’t have either.
Not only did the group having Alexander lessons have statistically significant improvement in their lower back pain by the end of the course of lessons, they were the only group to be found to have lasting improvements when they were followed up a year later.
British Medical Journal Back Pain Study
This short (9 minute) video summarises the results of a major back pain study published in the British Medical Journal in 2008*. The study showed that the Alexander Technique was highly effective in treating back pain. There have more recently been follow-up studies that confirm this result.
*Randomised controlled trial of Alexander Technique lessons, exercise, and massage (ATEAM) for chronic and recurrent back pain: economic evaluation BMJ 2008; (Published 11 December 2008)