Alexander Technique Works Reviews
Alexander Technique Works. It certainly has for me! With back issues (for over 40 years) and Parkinson’s I never though my life could be transformed. I took part in a group course then had six private lessons with Andrea and the simple changes she has taught me have made such a difference. My pain levels are greatly reduced, my stoop is much less pronounced and I feel much more grounded and balanced and less likely to fall. It has also improved my outlook on life as I feel more confident. I would highly recommend Alexander Technique.
I cannot recommend Andrea enough. Not only is she extremely knowledgable about the Alexander Technique but she also has the ability to teach and explain it so well.
After years of seeing a great osteopath and also having sports therapy massage for upper back and neck problems, I still needed to go for top-up treatment every 8-10 weeks to avoid migraines. I decided to try the Alexander Technique with Andrea, and I’m so glad I did! It’s made a huge difference for me and I haven’t returned to the osteopath for over a year now. Andrea is knowledgeable, friendly and immediately puts you at ease. She explains everything so clearly and is patient when she has to repeat things 🙂
The Alexander Technique has made me more aware of my posture and bad habits, and has given me the ability to implement small positive changes in my daily life. Due to the Covid situation, I was sceptical moving to online appointments but they have worked well and still made a big difference.
I can’t recommend Andrea highly enough. Thank you!
I started Alexander Technique with Andrea in January. She was so welcoming, friendly, caring and so knowledgeable. She put me immediately at ease. I found it so interesting how my body should work and fascinating to find out bad habits i had got into.
The new strategies she has given me and the techniques that i now put into my daily life have made such a huge difference. I can see my posture improving, she has noticed a slightly swayed pelvis which no other professional has over the years and the best bit? I currently am now only getting headaches once a fortnight, wow. I am confident with more time and more sessions this will decrease further. I know i am prone to suffering with migraines but to be able to eradicate the tension and poor postures migraines will be amazing!!!
Since Lockdown i have had a couple of online sessions with Andrea. These have been great also, fab to touch base, reinforce practise and to keep up the good work, as obviously lockdown with 2 children can be busy!
I cant thank Andrea enough, Alexander Technique has made such a positive impact on my body, my mind and the lives of my family who dont have to be abandoned fairly regularly as I go off to bed to sleep off a bad head!
THANK YOU ANDREA!
During the lockdown, I’ve also done some on-line Zoom sessions. Of course, they are not as good as being in the same room, but much better than nothing and carried out with the same degree of professionalism.
I’d definitely recommend Andrea for people new to the Alexander Technique and for those with some knowledge wishing to take it further.
Although my back problem is not cured, I now know how to control it & even enjoy a comfortable night’s sleep.
I would not hesitate to recommend Andrea & the Alexander technique to anyone. Thank you Andrea.
I came across a magazine article about the ‘Alexander Technique’ and that it had been used in trials for the treatment of back pain. The trials had been very successful and they were going to be repeated for sufferers of neck pain. I was intrigued and looked for more information via the internet. I found Andrea’s website and booked a trial with her.
When I meet Andrea, she explained the principles of the Technique and took me through my first lesson. It was a very interesting experience and at this stage I wasn’t sure what I would gain from the Technique. I hadn’t known what to expect, it wasn’t like anything I had ever tried before, it certainly wasn’t like an exercise class or physio treatment. So I booked another lesson for the following week.
Whilst driving home after the lesson something happened. As I approached a junction I looked right, then left and right again. That was it, the moment I knew that the ‘Alexander Technique’ would work for me. It can only be described as a ‘Revelation’ a totally free feeling of movement in my neck without pain. It was wonderful, I couldn’t remember the last time I had experienced such a free feeling in my neck. My next lesson with Andrea couldn’t come soon enough.
At this point I was willing to try anything as I was in a great deal of discomfort and had been off work for months. I wasn’t really holding out much hope of an improvement but straight away I realised that this technique was quite different to anything I had tried before and before long I felt a small improvement which continued to the point where I was able to return to work.
That was nearly six years ago and I have continued to follow the techniques I was taught by Andrea which seem to help my body help itself and although I do have a very occasional flare up, I feel more in control when this happens and more importantly I have techniques to prevent this happening in the first place.
A few years ago my sister, who lives in London, began experiencing back problems and sciatica and spent a fortune on various physios and sports massages with no improvement whatsoever. She was reluctant to pay out any more money on yet another treatment so I booked and paid for a session for her with an AT teacher in London and although extremely sceptical beforehand, she attended the appointment and for the first time in months said the pain went away whilst she was there. It did return shortly afterwards but she was so impressed that she attended a course of sessions and was soon on the road to recovery.
I would not hesitate to recommend Andrea or the AT to anyone.
I am finding he techniques you taught me so useful in all sorts of ways and I am gradually getting to the stage where I am using them automatically in most of the physical things I do and my back is really benefiting. I am particularly pleased that I can now work in the garden for hours and not suffer for it the next day. I wish I had known about the Alexander Technique a long time ago.
Andrea is very experienced and has a lovely, gentle manner which makes you feel relaxed. Alexander is now very much a part of my life.
She has worked with AT for many years and her knowledge shows in her treatments. As I left her after a lesson I always felt immediately lighter, as if I was walking on air A wonderful feeling.
I was introduced to Andrea and the ‘Alexander Technique’ by my daughter she has found it to be a great advantage after suffering whiplash from a car accident.
For myself it has helped me to relax and improve movement. I like to bake & cook, but standing in the kitchen for more than half an hour caused back pain. So I went to see Andrea, she explained the Alexander Technique and I started my lessons. Within three weeks my back pain had gone. My elbow crutch had to be lengthened. I had straightened up and was standing at least an inch taller.
I did 6 weeks altogether but still visit every 2 months, so that I do not slip back into bad habits such as bad posture, slouching etc.
Suffice to say my back is better and I am back on my bike. If ever I feel the back twinges coming on I go back to Andrea’s advice and spend a few minutes following her guidance to re-centre things.
I could not recommend Andrea highly enough.
After many years trying different treatments and still being in pain I booked my first session with Andrea not really knowing what to expect. I had pain in my neck and shoulders constantly and thought some AT sessions might help me a little…… And they certainly did. I would like to thank Andrea for the amazing work she did on me. I continue to go for the odd session even though I am pain free as I find the sessions very relaxing. Thank you again Andrea I don’t think you realise how amazing you are!!
Previously my wife was becoming quite concerned that I was developing quite a stoop because of my back pain problem which has now considerably eased.
Andrea has been a huge help and lessons are always a really friendly and enjoyable experience. I can highly recommend both Andrea and the Alexander Technique.