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Alexander Technique

Change the habits that are causing you tension.

What is the Alexander Technique?

The Alexander Technique seeks to restore balance throughout the body by correcting the habits which are causing you tension, pain, and stress. This technique teaches self-development, enabling you to make long term changes to your posture and movement by improving the balance between mind and body.

Rachel Bolton is a fully qualified Alexander Technique Practitioner. Her work focuses on supporting the individual to improve their movement, poise and self-awareness.

Through the Alexander Technique, Rachel helps clients to become more physically aware of their posture, and teach techniques to release tension in the body, this in turn can help relieve and prevent pain and discomfort.

A typical session will involve standing, sitting, lying down and moving through a combination of movements taught through verbal instruction and gentle hands on guidance.

As an experienced musician, Rachel has expertise working with musicians, artists and actors in use of the technique.

Benefits of the Alexander Technique?

Everyday we put ourselves through a series of stresses and strains, from work-based worries to physical tensions as we lead our busy lives. All of these small actions can lead to a range of common aches and pains, with no obvious cause. The Alexander Technique can help you identify the contributing factors for your symptoms, and teach you how to take back control. As the technique covers both mind and body, you will learn how one affects the other, leading to more mindful movements throughout the day, reducing strains on your body, and improving coordination.

The Alexander Technique may support you with:

  • Back and neck pain
  • Poor posture
  • Repetitive Strain Injury
  • Stress
  • Hypermobility

What to expect

We recommend wearing loose, or non-restrictive, comfortable clothing since the appointment will involve physical (non-strenuous) participation. At each appointment your Practitioner will guide you through a series of simple movements to help improve your everyday posture and coordination.

How to book

All enquiries and appointments for the Alexander Technique need to made directly through Rachel Boulton. You can contact Rachel on 07721 940 726 or via her website

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Getting to the Bridge Centre for Natural Health

The Bridge Centre for Natural Health is easily located at the end of the parade of shops on Ladybank Road in Mickleover, Derby, with free parking available outside the centre. The centre is also accessible via the main bus route services from Mickleover to Derby city centre.
With the A38 and A50 just minutes away not only is the centre conveniently located for the surrounding areas such as Littleover, Allestree, and Hilton, but also accessible from Ashbourne, Burton-on-Trent, and further afield.

Cancellation Policy

We understand that people’s lives are busy and complex and that things happen which are out of your control. Wherever possible though we require 24-hour's notice of a cancelled appointment. If 24-hour's notice is not given our Practitioners reserve the right to charge you for the full cost of the missed appointment. This is at the discretion of the individual Practitioners.

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