Blog of the Week: Alexander Technique vs. Massage

Originally posted by Ariel Carson on May 12, 2014 at www.redefiningposture.com/alexander-technique-blog.

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Sounds of the rainforest permeate the lavender scented room. Lying between soft clean sheets, a warm heavy pillow rests on your abdomen. You close your eyes and breathe deeply while a skilled masseuse slowly and evenly kneads out unruly knots and rock hard tension. Your obligations and to-do lists melt away, and you are left with pure and decadent relaxation.

Yes. Please. ThankYouVeryMuch.

Most of you would probably agree a thorough deep tissue massage from time to time is a little slice of heaven. So why on earth would you spend your precious resources taking Alexander Technique lessons, when you could instead just keep getting massages?

Consider this:

1. Long Term Pain Relief

While a massage will often TEMPORARILY relieve chronic tension and pain, the Alexander Technique teaches you how to reorganize your musculature, reducing excess tension and strain, and helping you access LONG-TERM pain relief. Talk about sustainability!

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