How it can help you

The Alexander Technique is a century-old healing method that teaches you how to move your body more efficiently and freely. The most common feedback of clients over the years is that they gain a sense of lightness and a more positive outlook. But that’s only a beneficial side-effect.

Most clients come to Christel Herick because of pain – back problems, repetitive stress injuries, muscle tension caused by non-ergonomic workplaces…

Because they relearn through her guiding hands how to move as their bodies evolved to move – before being compromised by such activities as sitting in front of a computer for eight hours a day – their problems diminish or disappear. While not a quick fix, the Alexander Technique is an enduring one.

Here are a few more reasons to try it out:

  • Enhanced artistic performance
  • Reduced muscle tension and stress
  • Increased energy and self-awareness
  • Freeing of body and mind

The Alexander Technique is gaining recognition. A 2008 study published in the British Medical Journal, as reported in the Guardian, showed it to be more effective than massage in reducing back pain. “Patients who had been trained in the Alexander Technique reported less pain and an ability to do more by the end of the year.”

The technique is conveyed best through direct experience. So the best way to find out what it’s all about is to try it out.

  • Book an Appointment!

    To make an appointment, please send Christel an email
    at christel@forwardandup.ca or call her at 519.823.3541.

    123 Woolwich Street
    (near Eramosa)
    First Floor
    Parking at back, spots 7 or 8,
    or on the street
    Downtown Guelph, Ontario
    N1H 3V1

  • Other Healers in Guelph

    Steel Health Centre: The Steel Technique™ is an energy harmonizing technique that works by clearing the body’s energetic system of blockages and interference’s so that your body’s inborn healing potential can be fully expressed.

    Susan Bushell is a gifted and compassionate energy therapist and EFT trainer with many years of experience.

  • Articles in the Media

    Alexander Technique more effective than medication for chronic neck pain – Global Television report on scientific study

    Alexander Technique "does ease back pain" – article in the Guardian on scientific study

    Alexander Technique: A Balm For Back Pain? – NPR article on a musician who tried AT




  • Christel Herick is a certified teacher
    of the Alexander Technique.