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Southampton Body Stories
Listening to the Physical and Emotional Body
Southampton / Lyndhurst / Totton
Tel : 07817 409192
The Alexander Technique and Older People
If you are an older person you may be seeking the means to improve your quality of life, to cope with concerns that seem to limit your activities more each day, and to retain your independence and mobility for as long as possible.
Using some simple principles, thoughtful and non-
Most of us tend to consider increasing stiffness, pain, illness, distress and loss of function as just an inevitable part of the ageing process. But many of these things are caused -
The Alexander Technique can help you to restore flexibility, balance and range of movement. This in turn helps restore confidence and enables you to age with grace and poise, rather than fear and tension.
The relief of pressure and redistribution of balance that the Alexander Technique teaches can have wide-
- Improving poise and balance, helping to prevent falls
- Increasing flexibility at joints and reducing excessive pressure on bones
- Helping to regain and maintain mobility
- Increasing economy of movement, improving stamina and lightness
- Promoting ease in daily activities, such as rising out of a chair, as well as the more specialist or complex activities, such as lifting, reaching, hobbies, golfing, gardening etc.
As movement becomes less effortful and pressure is taken off joints and other organs, general well-
- Less pain and stiffness
- Improved breathing
- Improved organ function
- Improved digestion
- Lowered blood pressure
- Improved ability to cope with chronic illness and/or pain
And since the Technique makes no distinction between the mental and physical nature of the human organism, these improvements can also :
- Lessen anxiety
- Improve mood and sense of well-
- Restore independence and a sense of self-
- Restore natural coordination, control and choice
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any further questions or to book a free initial consultation.
I offer Alexander Technique to individuals and groups, with gentle movement and fun for vitality, flexibility and remaining in the present, learning to achieve the best psycho-
I travel to you to work in the comfort and familiarity of your own private home or residential setting. (I have much experience working within the framework of residential settings, both with residents and staff).
You may feel fragile, but as long as you can still engage in some physical movement with guidance, gentleness and observation to stay in the present, then I can help you to appreciate what you can still do for your own wellbeing.
You, your family and/or carers can have complete trust in my experience, professional and personal approach and thorough appreciation of your particular situation.
“The Alexander Technique makes a real difference to my life. Its thoughtful approach has made me calmer, improved my concentration and given me a clearer sense
of my own well being.”
DAME JOAN BAKEWELL JOAN BAKEWELL