MYOFASCIAL RELEASE STRETCHING: PASSIVE / PNF STRETCHING & ACTIVE STRETCHING TECHNIQUES & CHAIR MASSAGE
PNF is an abbreviation for Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation. PNF stretching is currently the fastest and most effective way to increase flexibility. From my extensive background in sports, fitness, and massage I created a unique series of full body stretching exercises, which I use before and after workouts depending on the client's program. During passive / PNF stretching the client lies relaxed (passive) on a mat while I use massage, stretching, resistance, and breathing techniques allowing the particular area being stretched to reach maximum flexibility and range of motion.
Passive / PNF stretching helps you get more results and more flexibility in a shorter period of time. This process during the workout allows the client to correctly isolate specific muscle groups without compensating for muscle atrophy, or limited range of motion. Passive / PNF stretching also helps prevent injuries and achieve optimal results. As we age it is important to incorporate weight training with stretching, so we are more agile. Being agile allows your body to function effortlessly and efficiently in athletics or normal daily activities.
Chair Massage is excellent for mid & upper back, neck & shoulder area (upper extremities).
Passive/PNF Stretching is excellent for mid upperback but more for hip,
lower back, knee, & ankle (lower extremities).
Combination of both is great for your overall well-being.
CLIENTS ALSO CALL FOR 15 - 45 MINUTE INDIVIDUAL SESSIONS
WITHOUT INCORPORATING INTO THE TRAINING SESSIONS
Active stretching is where a person performs individually a series of full body stretches. I teach clients a stretching sequence starting from neck muscles down to calf muscles, to use during exercising, daily activities, or with specific sporting events to prevent injuries and maximize performance. These stretches are useful for relieving discomfort from repetitious or sedentary activities such as computer work, traveling, exercise, and normal daily activities.