Moving Stretch ® Level 2 Trainer, Functional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialist and Reiki Level 2 Practitioner
I am a qualified Moving Stretch® Level 2 Trainer, Functional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialist (FRCms) and a Second Degree Reiki Practitioner.
Having trained directly under Moving Stretch creator and founder Suzanne Wylde, I am passionate about sharing this ground breaking new way to stretch, which is unique and distinct from traditional stretching techniques. By providing resistance during the stretch, either by self-stretching or assisted stretching, we engage and reshape the fascia; releasing the body from pain, stiffness, and limitation. This helps to create a naturally healthy body, which is strong, flexible and fully functional. I pride myself in catering for clients’ specific needs, ranging from improving basic movements in day to day life, to enhancing sporting performance.
With a great interest in all forms of natural movement, I also trained to become a Functional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialist (FRCms) under Dr Andreo Spina, and have attended movement workshops run by the likes of Ido Portal and MovNat, as well as breathing workshops run by world renowned S&C coach Steve Maxwell, and “The Iceman” Wim Hof. Other training includes studying nutrition with the Health Science Academy and Reiki Level 2 energy work.
I offer 1-2-1 assisted stretching / walking massage / FRC sessions, teach group Moving Stretch Classes in West Sussex, and also run regular workshops and retreats.
‘Walking Massage/Stretching’ with David is both physically and mentally beneficial. Working in a sedentary job I suffered from backache, neck ache and headaches. I also had a tendency to slouch so my posture is not good. From my first session with David I noticed dramatic differences.
I didn’t realise how important stretching was to my all round well being, although I did know I needed to become ‘more toned’. Consequently the pain I had been experiencing is now negligible, I’ve had no headaches, and feel an inch taller with an upright posture. I now understand my body better. My range of movement has improved, muscles are stronger and I’m much more flexible.
Leaving the best until last; I used to be a shallow breather, which is unusual for a singer. I now breathe correctly from my diaphragm and I feel my oxygen intake has increased dramatically as I feel I now use my lung capacity to the maximum.
Having worked with David for the last month on my stretching, not only have I noticed a difference in posture but I was also suffering from an acute case of Sciatica. The stretching plan that David devised for me not only practically cured my Sciatic pain but my training itself has improved. My range of movement has allowed my squats and bench press to improve greatly.
I would recommend David to anyone and have already passed his number onto a few of my patients and will be doing so more now as well.
Thank you David
What do sessions with me entail……………………..
Walking Massage and Assisted Resistance Stretching
After an initial consultation, I will assess your current posture and joint mobility in order to discuss your goals to work toward. I will commence with a walking massage to improve circulation throughout the body and prepare your muscles, tissue and fascia for stretching.
The pressure of the massage will vary depending on your needs and preference but is likened to a deep tissue sports massage which is an effective treatment on its own. This will allow me to investigate which areas I feel will benefit from stretching the most.
These sessions are not as tailored as I cannot cater for individual needs however they are a great way to introduce yourself to resistance stretching in a friendly, welcoming and sociable environment.
I will lead and instruct you through a stretching routine which can sometimes be challenging but very rewarding.
This is not yoga, not pilates, or like any other stretching you have tried before. Moving Stretch resistance stretching is a unique natural movement based class with amazing benefits.
These sessions are open to everyone of all abilities regardless of age. I encourage everyone to work with their own body and to pay attention to themselves in order to get the best out of the group sessions.
Workshops and Retreats
UNWIND BODY & MIND: MOVE FREELY, EAT WELL + FEEL GOOD IN IBIZA
11TH – 17TH AUGUST 2017 (OPTION TO ARRIVE 12TH AUGUST AND LEAVE ON THE 18TH TOO)
Join Emma Newlyn (RYT500 Yoga teacher, therapist, writer, recipe creator and musician) and David Croft (Moving Stretch trainer, Functional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialist & Reiki practitioner) for a week of feel-good movement, mouth-watering food, good company and sunshine in Ibiza.
Information with regards to stretching and fascia
Moving Stretch is a form of resistance stretching which is unique as we concentrate on the actual movement of the stretch while engaging the muscle. By resisting… Read more “Resistance Stretching”
Fascia is the dense connective tissue that runs throughout our body making us the shape in which we are. It is made of three things: Collagen which… Read more “What Is The Fascia?”
We have spindle cells in the belly of the muscle which trigger a stretch reflex, which is a contraction in the muscle as its getting longer, this… Read more “What Is Stretching and Why Do We Stretch?”