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.
Working together, we will then begin the stretching. To do so, you will perform a set of standardised movements usually with your arms of legs under my close supervision. I slow these movements down to strengthen you in the areas where you are weakest, then push against the direction in which you are stretching, like a gentle game of tug of war (but not as competitive!!)
This will work on realigning the fibres of your fascia with clients reporting that they feel taller and more confident due to improved posture, stronger and more energised immediately after the session. Longer term clients often state that they feel stronger, notice an increase in flexibility and muscle performance, have improved mobility (which is more important that flexibility), sleep better, feel younger and wonder why they weren’t doing this years ago!! I will also assign you one or two self-stretches to do in your own time that can be done in between session to help make faster improvements.
Resistance stretching can help with the following:
Sciatica, General Back / Hip / Neck Pain, IT Band Syndrome, Piriformis Syndrome, Runners / Swimmers Knee, Achilles Tendonitis, Plantar Fasciitis, Golfers / Tennis Elbow, Frozen Shoulder, Reduce Muscle Pains, and Breathing Issues.
I am work out of my home studio in Crawley.