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"As a result of very high blood pressure, I visited Chris Element for some Alexander Technique sessions and I quickly noticed the benefit, the gentle yet mindful approach, the soothing, relaxing touch all enabled me to start the day in a very calm manner. I found the sessions hugely beneficial and I believe they contributed greatly to the lowering of my blood pressure."
Kevin Fossey - Head teacher

"After an Alexander Technique session I feel as if I'm walking on air - The Alexander Technique has given me complete relief from a frozen shoulder. The Alexander teaching is a very relaxing way to end a hectic week as a teacher. Before I started the Alexander Technique sessions I continually tore my back muscles. Learning correct body use has enabled me to avoid this."
Eileen Avis - Teacher

"Learning the Alexander Technique has improved my posture, relieved the stiffness and pain in my neck and enabled me to project my voice without any strain when I am teaching."
Brenda Figg-Wild Deputy Head teacher

"The special thing about the Alexander Technique is that in a world where everyone worries about what to do, the Alexander Technique focuses on how to be. The strategies I have learned about how to hold myself clue: don't hold and how to move clue: don't think have helped me in all aspects of my life. I owe Chris a lot."
Tim Wharton - Lecturer

"From my mid twenties I suffered increasingly from a bad back, for no major cause. My symptoms ranged from a dull ache to severe lower back spasms that left me incapacitated for a number of days. Eventually I was forced to stop driving except for short journeys; I had to rely totally on my wife for any gardening and lifting; I often spent weekends lying on the floor to recuperate enough to get to work on Mondays; I couldn't even bend over to put on my socks. 'Conventional' treatments had no effect: after x-rays showed nothing much untoward, my GP said he couldn't help, and thus that an operation would not be countenanced. I went from physiotherapy, including traction, and acupuncture to even an extended program of sclerosis injections, all to no avail. As a last resort I consulted Chris Element, and within a month, under his direction, began to feel some relief. I began to understand that to alleviate the pain over the 30 years I had suffered, my posture had grown increasingly poor and I had become quite twisted - and this was exacerbating the effect of any injury I might have had from the start. So it took some time before I could say that I was confident in the treatment. But now, by maintaining the exercise regime, and going to see Chris on occasions for a refresher, I no longer suffer from the gut wrenching debilitating spasms, no more heavy dull aching, and I can drive decent miles again. And of course, put on my own socks!

Alexander Technique has given me my life back."
Mike Burr - Professor of Infrastructure Management

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alexander technique in and around brighton