Will my insurance pay for this?

Many more companies are paying for Alexander Technique, though not all of them. It is worth writing to the health insurance company with your recommendations as they will listen to a doctor or an osteopath who will often recommend the Alexander Technique.

Here is a list of companies that have paid out for Alexander Technique in the past.

Actplan (on GP’s referral)
Ellis Healthcare
Executive Healthcare Ltd
Exeter Friendly Society (on self-referral)
Guardian Health
Healthcare Management
HEALTHSHIELD (through company based scheme)
Hogg-Robinson Healthcare
I.G.I. (on GP’s referral)
Iron Trades Ass. Co
Managed Care Consultants Ltd
Medical Claims Handling
Motor Insurer’s Bureau
Norwich Union
Prime Health
The Civil Service Med. Aid Assoc. (on self-referral)
The E.C.’s Joint Medical Insurance Scheme
The U.N.’s Medical Insurance Scheme
UAP Provincial Insurance Plc
Universal Providence
UNIQA (Austria)
Van Breda


Nick Chapman is an Alexander Technique teacher in private practice.

He qualified as a teacher at The Constructive Teaching Centre Lansdowne road in Holland Park and is a member of the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique. He holds the certificate for teachers of the F. Matthias Alexander Technique. He was trained by W.H.M. Carrington.and D.M.G. Carrington. W.H.M. Carrington studied with Alexander and was the most influential teacher in the country. He is now a legend. His wife Dylis was also his teacher and was just as influential.

Nick Chapman is employed by Merrill Lynch and UBS as the resident Alexander Teacher.

Nick Chapman has considerable experience in the treatment of a wide range of musculoskeletal, stress and anxiety related problems.

He worked with the Odyssey Trust, where he used Alexander Technique and other relaxation methods for the relief of drug withdrawal.

He also worked in nursing homes where the nurses found great benefits using the technique for stress and the management of various physical problems from maneuvering and handling high risk patients.