The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #95163 Message #1848559
Posted By: GUEST,lox
02-Oct-06 - 03:48 PM
Thread Name: BS: Back problems - please give weird help
Subject: RE: BS: Back problems - please give wierd help
the majority of back pain, muscle injuries and other osteopathic/chiropractic issues are caused by tension in your muscles.
Not just the large motor muscles but the multitude of tiny postural muscles that hold your body together.
If you learn Alexander from a good teacher who knows their stuff (there are lots of charlatans out there) it is possible (as any professional who has researched it will tell you) to self treat in a sustainable and extremely effective way.
I know of cases where people have been receiving osteopathic/chiropractic therapy for long periods of time with no real results to write home about, but big improvements have been made in maters of weeks once they have begun a course of alexander lessons.
"Lessons" sounds strange in the context of therapy, but it is the appropriate word as it is something you learn how to do not something that is done to you.
It isn't mystical mumbo jumbo, it is grounded in very solid physiological knowledge.
It translates well into all sorts of other areas, yoga, dance, singing etc but primarily it is about health.
I learned it from a PROFESSIONAL.