Alexander Technique and Remedial Massage.
Individual sessions & workshops
Alexander Technique & Remedial Massage
About Elena Cabrera
Elena ventured into the Alexander Technique and found that it allowed her to release the tension and stress she was carrying in her body, aiding her mental relaxation. After eighteen months of training with a senior Perth teacher and following her newfound awareness, she left her previous career in insurance and decided to train as a teacher of the Alexander Technique.
Elena Cabrera has been in private practice since 1998 and teaches Alexander Technique one on one and workshops and also provides Remedial Massage Therapy and has her Certificate IV in Training & Assessing.
Furthering her ardent learning in how the ‘body functions’ she is a keen student of dance of Tap, Flamenco Spanish Dancing and acrobatics and Circus skills.
The Alexander Technique
The Alexander Technique is a practical method of re-educating our mind and body to improve movement, balance and coordination.
The Alexander Technique can be particularly helpful in the management of:
- Back Pain
- Neck Pain
- Pain associated with sedentary lifestyle
- Improve General Wellbeing
The Alexander Technique is a way of becoming more aware of the balance, posture and co-ordination of our bodies as we perform our numerous everyday activities.
During lessons you will learn how postural poor habits interfere with your freedom and ease and possibly cause pain. You will also learn how to identify and change poor habits for better ones.
What can it do for me?
The ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE is a powerful tool to be applied to :
- Back Pain Management
- Sitting down all day (eg: computer work)
- Improve General Wellbeing
- Age Gracefully
- Improve breathing function
Applied to daily life and activities:
- Pregnancy and child rearing
- Horse riding
- Playing a musical instrument
- Performing - Acting or Singing
- Weddings - Deportment and stress management
The benefits include improved co-ordination and an enhanced sense of well-being. Release unnecessary tension and your ability to enjoy life increases.
BENEFITS OF MASSAGE
Specialising in soft tissue and muscle manipulation to enhance and re-educate the body muscles to function correctly. Various techniques are used to promote easing of pain due to tension and lack of blood flow to areas
- Improves range of motion for limbs
- Better nerve function
- Increase blood flow.
- Increase Lymphatics and Immune system
TRIGGER POINT THERAPY
DEEP AND SOFT TISSUE
Helps body's natural healing process
I have had lower, mid, upper back, neck pain and headaches for many many years finally resulting in 24hr pain medication.
I tried many modalities over the years with little success, though lightening my pocket effectively. After a few Alexander Technique lessons I stopped the medication and after 9 lessons my now ex physio said she had never seen anyone recover from chronic muscular tension so quickly.
The Alexander Technique would seem to have addressed the underlying problem for me, that of not holding my body well. Not quite out of the woods yet tho, still undoing years of poor posture. Learning how to walk, stand and sit all over again…… challenging.
Hopefully I have discovered Alexander Technique before I have done any permanent damage. It still amazes me how basic the concept of Alexander Technique is yet how little it is understood by mainstream medicine.
I personally think it should be introduced into schools; it may help ease our overburdened medical system considerably.
TS Perth 17.05.10
I am 70 years old and have had chronic back pain for almost half my life. Since finding the Alexander Technique I am mostly pain free. Elena has helped me by releasing muscle tension and working with me on posture problems.
I would recommend the Alexander Technique to anyone with back pain or posture problems.
BN Perth 19.4.10
Qualification detailsAlexander Technique AUSTAT 1216M
Remedial Massage MMAT RT20137M