"I recommend the Alexander treatment as an extremely sophisticated
form of rehabilitation of the entire muscular equipment, and through
that, of many other organs."
- Nicolaas Tinbergen, Nobel Prize Winner for Physiology or Medicine
The Technique is finding an ever-widening role among people with chronic pain and
tension, many of whom have failed to get permanent relief from conventional health
professionals. (See In Touch: Method helps find balance, cuts stress.) While not viewed as a therapy, the Technique has nonetheless proved
helpful for countless people, most of whom seek help only after they are in pain or
are unable to perform their usual activities.
The Technique has long been used by performing artists--dancers, musicians and actors--to
counter occupational tightness and injuries and to produce more fluid performances.