Scientifically verified and cost-effective
In 2008, the British Medical Journal reported on a randomized controlled trial involving 579 back pain patients that compared the effects of Alexander Technique, massage, exercise and no treatment for chronic back pain.
Measurements taken one year after the study showed:
- After 24 Alexander Technique lessons patients averaged only 3 days of back pain per month
- After just six Alexander Technique lessons and a program of daily walking patients averaged 11 days of back pain per month.
By contrast, the study showed that:
- With no treatment, patients averaged 21 days of back pain per month
- After 24 sessions of massage, patients still averaged 14 days of back pain per month
The researchers concluded that a prescription of six Alexander Technique lessons was both effective and a good value for the cost.