“I have been interested in taking
Alexander lessons for some time, but have not been able to find a teacher. However, this summer I located Mathew Pressman... I was able to schedule some lessons this summer and I am very excited about the benefits I am already feeling.
I have found Matt to be extremely knowledgeable and well read in his field, supremely professional in every way. An excellent teacher, Matt is a fine communicator, with an engaging, excited, caring and personable manner.”
“My back pain is caused by arthritis
and spinal stenosis. After several years of medication, physical therapy, pilates exercises and weight reduction, I improved but seemed to hit a plateau.
Fortunately, I discovered the Alexander technique. I am experiencing additional relief from pain following a few sessions with Matt Pressman, and I am more relaxed and less stressed. I fully expect the improvement to be long lasting.”
“I read about Mathew in the newspaper.
I had suffered from chronic back pain for a decade, with periodic bouts of immobilizing crises that no medication could alleviate. Nothing helped me: not physical therapy, exercise, massage, acupuncture, chiropractors... The pain always returned.
After two or three sessions with Mathew, I was pain-free. For good.
I continued sessions with Mathew, learning how the body works. I learned how certain repetitive motions were harmful to recovery and health. I learned how to inhabit my body, how to become much more fluid. This newfound body knowledge has helped me in my daily activities, in my participation in sports and dancing, in how to look at the world. It is really a very transformational experience.
Mathew's gentle understanding and instruction remain with me throughout my day. When my body moves in a less than fluid, helpful and correct way, I register the mistake and resolve to correct it. The work is a process. The Alexander Technique is all about taking responsibility for your own well-being. When you embark on that journey, you also take responsibility for your life.
I recommend Mathew to anybody experiencing neck or back pain, and to anybody who wants to feel at ease in his/her body. This has definitely changed my life, and continues to change it. I remain pain free. I also learn a new, crucial lesson every time I have a session with Mathew. I can't recommend him and the Alexander Technique enough.
If you want real lasting help, this is the place to discover it.”
When I read about the Alexander
Technique in the newspaper I decided to call for an appointment as my back had been sore for years. I tried many things to alleviate my constant pain such as exercise and yoga, but, nothing seemed to work. After several meetings with Matt my back started to get better... I started to play golf again without having to stop after nine holes because of back pain. I would recommend the Alexander Technique be tried by anyone with back pain.”
I had the pleasure of working on the
Alexander Technique with Matt Pressman. Matt's clear instructions and guidance helped ease the nerves, aches, and pains that come with the demands of working long hours either at my piano or on set.
Always impressed with the power of the Alexander Technique, I've also trained to become a professional teacher and continue to work with Matt when he's here in New York. If you’re looking for one of the best Alexander Technique teachers in the business look no further than Matt!”
Musician, Singer, Actor (TV Show: Gossip Girl)
My back hurt me, my hips hurt me, I was
not able to play sports or even walk without pain. And then I found Matt and the Alexander Technique. Since I started, I'm feeling better. I have no pain, no discomfort... and thanks to Matt I feel like the person I should be.
After being introduced to [Pressman]
and learning about the Alexander Technique, I think it can play a beneficial role in pain prevention. For patients that exhibit postural issues and rigid movement, learning better body mechanics can help reduce chronic back pain.
Dr. Michelle Schwartz
Internal Medicine Doctor
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