Pressman completed a three-year (1600 hr) AmSAT certification at the Manhattan Center for the Alexander Technique. He explains: Stress-induced movement and reflex habits cause excess muscle tension. Bent on getting the job done quickly, we give little thought to how our bodies react to stress. This leads to harmful, habitual routines: we tighten our necks, compress our ribcage, lockour knees, jam into our joints, and hold our breath. The body retracts into a compressed, hunched-over stature. Next up - discomfort, injury, and pain. This technique trains the body to prevent pain before it hits.
Matt Pressman, M.AmSAT, RSME
Matt Pressman, M.AmSAT, RSME, has been working extensively with the Alexander Technique for over 10 years. He started his intensive 3-year (1600 hr) AmSAT teacher training at New York's Matthews School for the Alexander Technique and went on to complete his professional certification at the Manhattan Center for the Alexander Technique. Matt was featured in a recent cover story in South Florida's Sun Sentinel newspaper highlighting the Alexander Technique. He is a certified teaching member of the American Society for the Alexander Technique, American Center for the Alexander Technique, Alexander Technique International, and ISMETA. Matt is also an active member of the International Association of Healthcare Practitioners trained in the craniosacral system and its application to chronic pain conditions. His passion for wellness, health, and fitness dates back to his role as the Captain of the University of Connecticut's Tennis Team. Matt also worked for Men's Fitness magazine and received prior certification from the American Council on Exercise and American Institute of Fitness Educators. Most recently, Pressman's expertise as South Florida's back pain specialist was profiled on the cover of Sun Sentinel newspaper.