ASSISTED KI-HARA RESISTANCE STRETCHING
I highly recommend Amy and her varied techniques for multiple issues such as strength building, flexibility, posture, etc.. Amy gives personalized care and attention that goes beyond her established therapy sessions and she is a font of knowledge with respect to health, nutrition, etc."
KI-HARA RESISTANCE STRETCHING
During the initial consultation, a postural and movement analysis is provided. Pictures are taken to compare before and after the stretch. Myofascial release/mashing is provided for the first part of the appointment. Ki-Hara Resistance Stretching and Functional Range Conditioning (FRC) is then used in the second part of the appointment to help correct muscle imbalances which improve mobility and reduce pain. Exercises and stretches are given to do on your own for continual improvement.
INITIAL CONSULTATION; 90-MIN; PRICE: $180
FOLLOW-UP TREATMENT; 75-MIN; PRICE: $150
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How is this different from yoga or regular stretching?This program is different because we are using a little known stretching technique, Ki-Hara Resistance Stretching that is backed by research in it’s effectiveness. Yoga and regular stretching is great and if it works for you, wonderful. This is a great complimentary program for it because we will be building strength while we stretch. We will also be looking at your lifestyle factors that may be contributing to stiffness, aches and pains. Ki-Hara Resistance Stretching is a revolutionary technique which utilizes a person's own resistance for increasing lasting mobility. Ki-Hara uses scientifically-backed methods to reduce injury, balance muscle groups and increase flexibility using concentric exercises for strengthening and eccentric movements for stretching. During Ki-Hara Resistance Stretching, the muscles are being contracted and lengthened at the same time so the muscles are only taken as far as they can resist to keep stretching safe and effective. The basic concept of Ki-Hara is that the muscles are strong throughout their ranges of motion. We've found that an "inflexible" muscle may actually be unable to stretch because of inactivated muscles, scar tissue or tightness elsewhere. The Ki-Hara method stresses the importance of working through these imbalances to release the muscles surrounding the problem area to allow for true flexibility and strength in full range surrounding the joints. Benefits of Ki-Hara Resistance Stretching: -a scientifically-backed eccentric strength-training program -creates lasting gains in flexibility, strength and aerobic capacity -improves performance and recovery -creates more powerful, explosive, and core stable movements -realigns the body to improve posture -removes chronic joint stress, painful muscle tension and injuries -prevents injury from overstretching -targets specific areas of existing or potential injury
Will I need any equipment?Yes, you will need a foam roller and/or a pair of massage therapy balls. Alternately you can use two tennis or lacrosse balls in a sock. My recommendations are below (Amazon links): Foam roller: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003TKUVAC/?ref=exp_mastrostretch_dp_vv_d Massage therapy balls (smaller): https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ERFBX9G/?ref=exp_mastrostretch_dp_vv_d Massage therapy balls (bigger): https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CWAAL00/?ref=exp_mastrostretch_dp_vv_d
Can anyone do this program? What if I have a history of injuries or knee/hip/shoulder replacements?This program is generally safe for everyone, as I try to give as many alternative options as possible. But if you find it difficult to get up and down off the floor or are very de-conditioned, this program may be difficult for you. With my 14-day guarantee, you can try it without any hesitations. You will be guided to modify as needed based on your state of health.
Are there side effects to the program?Most likely you’ll feel muscle soreness. Ki-Hara is an active form of stretching. You will be contracting your muscles as you stretch, potentially causing muscle soreness the next day. You may also feel some pain associated with the new alignment of your body. You'll have greater strength and better mobility.
When I join the Ultimate Stretch to Strength Program, will I be getting immediate access to all the lessons and modules?"No. One module (and lessons) will be released each week, for six weeks. But you will have lifetime access after the program is complete, as long as the program is available.
Will Amy be available and accessible for any questions I have?Amy will be available to answer any questions via the private online group. For additional access to Amy, you can sign-up for one-on-one training.