“I am finally feeling optimistic about the future.” – Julie Cicileo

I first learned about Alexander Technique from a study published in the British Medical Journal that showed people who practice AT use less pain medication. I had a severe neck injury in 2009 and had tried western medicine, acupuncture, physical therapy, all without success, to treat my chronic pain.

AT has helped me learn a completely different way of treating my pain. Since I’ve been studying Alexander Technique with Itsuko I’ve come to realize that AT is like psychotherapy for the body. It has helped me learn to identify and change habits that were contributing to my pain. It is so freeing to learn to live without unnecessary tension and pain. I am thankful and grateful to Itsuko for her guidance and teaching. I am finally feeling optimistic about the future.


Julie Cicileo
LCSW, psychiatric social worker