Contact Rita Rivera
Santa Cruz, California
"The Alexander technique is a very gentle form of body work that uses awareness of breathing and posture to help shed dysfunctional movement and unnecessary muscular tension. Rita stands alongside and takes you, very slowly, through a few daily movements -- something as simple as sitting in a chair or getting up and down from it.
I was amazed doing this work, to learn how much goes into such simple daily movements and how, with her coaching me through subtle alterations of weight, I could change the way I stand, transition and ambulate.
She combines passive and active elements (mostly verbal coaching but also gentle touch) and works on very simple movements. The result, for me is significant pain management and a gradual recovery of more symmetrical use of lower extremity function."