An inelastic muscle is like a rope. It does not have a good length-tension relationship and often has knots in it. No matter how hard you pull on the rope you cannot get the knot out and you can’t stretch a knot out of a muscle. Using the trigger release tools will improve your performance by increasing the elasticity within the muscle, allowing them to rebound to their natural state. Muscles have to be elastic, not plastic, to work!
Trigger releasing is a therapeutic approach to be used before and after a workout to restore the proper muscle length tension relationship after activities. It helps improve performance, restore balance and range of motion and increases circulation to the overworked and dysfunctional muscle tissue, therefore speeding up recovery time. Targets and breaks up scar tissue and muscle adhesions, helps regain neutral posture and restores positive biomechanics.
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■ Soleus Area – affects knee, shin, foot pain, etc.
■ Anterior Tibialis & Extensors – affects knee, shin splints etc.
■ Quadriceps – affects knee, lower back, quad dysfunction, patella tendonitis piriformis syndrome and more.
■ Inner Thigh Muscles – Effects knee pain, groin pulls, medial meniscus & medial collateral ligament injuries, etc.
■ Psoas muscles – affects low and middle back pain, pelvic rotation, etc.
■ Piriformis muscle – affects sciatica, hamstring issues, L4-5 issues gluteus pain, piriformis syndrome, etc.
Stretch Therapy (ST) is a comprehensive system that includes stretching, fascia remodeling, strengthening, neural re-patterning, and relaxation. The goals are lightness and ease in the body, not strain, stress and tightness. Amazing for rehabilitation of specific physical problems, through development of more efficient alignment and movement patterns. This method is safe for everyone from granny to the elite athlete.
The C-R Approach
The core technique of Stretch Therapy for improving Range of Movement (ROM) of any parts, or whole-body functions is the Contract-Relax (C-R) approach, based on the method called Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF). Traditionally, ROM was considered to be a property of bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves; current thinking is moving towards considering the body to be a continuous fascia web, separated into pockets containing muscles and bones, and all innervated by the brain, via the neural system.
Taking a limb into a stretch position and holding it there for 20 seconds or so (larger muscles are held for longer) until the part being stretched relaxes, repeat and hold to its new length.
The C-R approach ensures that a deeper and longer-lasting stretch is attained, making Stretch Therapy far more effective than simply stretching and holding a position.
These profound stretch therapy sessions will introduce a wide range of variations of spinal movements and stretches suitable for all participants. We will work on hip flexors, piriformis, hamstrings, lower back, calves, neck, shoulders, hands and feet to improve your spinal alignment and balance. Which will allow everyone to work on the strength poses with increased grace and ease in the body.
If you would like to try this amazing therapy, book a 2 hour session with me for full body or one-hour sessions to work on specific problem.
As we age, our body is subtly adjusting and adapting to the various demands we place upon it. During the growth spurt, it is common to develop muscle imbalances that in some teens result in altered movement patterns and poor stabilization strategies that can continue through into adulthood. How we end up moving and stabilizing as an adult is often a combination of our genetics, our lifestyle and how our body has evolved or adapted to the varying loads we place it under.
Most people can move through their 20s and 30’s and have minimal if any pain, but what they don’t realize is that by the time they get pain, the dysfunction has been there a long time. This is why for some; the initiation of an exercise program is the very thing that ends up injuring them. Since the body is already compensating to its maximum, when the load through the system is increased (i.e. starting to exercise), breakdown occurs. A screening can help identify inefficient movement and stabilization strategies which can be used to assist your trainer in setting up an exercise program designed to fit your functional abilities.
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Benefits of massage therapy may include: alleviation of lower-back pain, increase in joint flexibility, improved range of motion, improved circulation, release of toxins, exercising and stretching weak, tight or atrophied muscles, recovery from strenuous exercise, reducing post surgery adhesions and swelling, relaxing injured, tired overused muscles, relieving migraine pain, decreasing anxiety, enhancing sleep quality, and promoting greater energy, improved concentration and reduced fatigue.
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