I help people fix their joint pain so they can enjoy the sports and activities they love again
I am a qualified Moving Stretch® Level 2 Trainer, Yoga Instructor, Animal Flow Level 1 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, Animal Flow instructor 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 Yoga/Movement 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
Mind & Movement Sussex Wellbeing Retreat
July 28th-31st and August 2nd-5th
Join Emma Newlyn (Yoga Teacher & teacher trainer, therapist, and published writer) and David Croft (Moving Stretch trainer, therapist, FRC specialist and Reiki practitioner) for a very special Sussex weekend retreat.
A very special luxurious eco house situated in the Sussex countryside of Lewes, complete with nine acres of private woodland and meadowland serves as the setting for this magical weekend of Yoga, meditation, natural health and movement techniques to take away with you, workshops, time spent in nature, rest and relaxation, and delicious vegetarian superfood dinners cooked fresh every day. An opportunity to learn more about yourself, your health, and become immersed in a world of wellbeing, learning, inspiration and relaxation for the weekend.
David & Emma are experienced teachers, therapists and retreat hosts, and work to ensure each guest gets the very most out of their stay, and leaves feeling rejuvenated, revitalised, and full of inspiration.
Each day you’ll experience: Morning Yoga / Movement / Stretching classes, healthy brunch, daily activities and workshops and your own free time, healthy afternoon tea, evening Yoga classes, and dinner. Additional therapies and consultations are available to book throughout your stay, as well as specially made smoothies, artisan iced tea, and organic wine. Each retreat is tailored entirely to you, so we look forward to welcoming you to this unique experience!
Price Per person:
– Double Room en-suite + balcony and meadow views : £300 per person, based upon two people sharing
– Twin Room en-suite + balcony and meadow views: £300 per person
– Double Room: £275 per person, based upon two people sharing
– Twin: £275 per person
Prices include accommodation, all meals, tea, coffee, fruit throughout the day, all classes, workshops and experiences, and a welcome goodie bag.
• Walking Massage & Assisted Stretching
• 1-2-1 Yoga or Moving Stretch sessions
• Superfood Smoothies & Artisan Iced Tea
Payment Plan Options:
Happy New Year, Healthy New You Workshop
SATURDAY 20TH JANUARY 10:30-12:30
Join Emma Newlyn (Yoga teacher, therapist and published writer) and David Croft (Moving Stretch trainer, functional movement specialist and therapist) for a special workshop giving you the tools to be the best version of you this new year!
You’ll learn effective stretching exercises and Yoga sequences you can take home for yourself, as well as breathing techniques and meditation tips to relieve stress and anxiety. You’ll also learn about fascia (connective tissue that determines your strength, flexibility and mobility) and why it’s so important, and some of the most simple yet effective ways to kick start your health and wellbeing naturally.
Everyone who attends the workshop leaves with a 10-point plan giving you the best bits of everything we cover, and exclusive discount codes to use for products like skincare, supplements, superfoods and meditation tools.
£15 per person
Suitable for everyone
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?”