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03/09/2019, York - Active Isolated Stretching along Fascial Lines: Upper Body

03/09/2019, York - Active Isolated Stretching along Fascial Lines: Upper Body

Susan Guttzeit

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Workshop Description: Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) is a dynamic technique that stretches muscles, tendons, and fascia specific to anatomical planes of movement. It uses gentle, rhythmic movements that avoid triggering the myotatic stretch reflex, a protective contraction in tissue being stretched. The neurological end result is a more balanced, parasympathetic state. Utilizing the principles developed by Aaron Mattes, this unique stretching modality restores joint mobility, reduces muscular/fascial tension and improves circulation. Avoidance of pain or stress makes a profound difference in quickly achieving safe, effective and long lasting results. Repeated, active muscle contractions along with gentle stretches create a venous/lymphatic pump, decreasing inflammation and combating disease. Dysfunctional movement patterns are exposed and retrained; unfavorable postural habits shift.

 This class explores the myofascial lines described by Tom Myers in his work Anatomy Trains® using AIS techniques. Applying AIS principles to stretch fascial lines has shown even more dramatic results than previously realized with AIS alone. Stretching the fascial lines opens up a whole new avenue to address tissues. This approach allows you to “touch” tissues that are not easily addressed manually. The amazing difference will be felt immediately.

 In this basic level class you will identify the physiology behind AIS and use the techniques to stretch yourself and assist your clients. Evaluate range and quality of motion before and after stretching. Apply the techniques along fascial lines in the upper body to treat a wide variety of disorders in the shoulders, neck, arms and spine.. Course content is geared towards healthcare professionals and athletic trainers. Previous AIS experience is helpful but not a requirement to attend this class.

 This class completes one of the requirements for gaining advanced AIS level certification with AIS Northwest.

 A handout of the stretches covered in class will be provided. 

Dates: Saturday March 9th 2019
Time: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm 

Cortiva Institute - York Campus
170 Red Rock Road
York, PA 17406

Cost: $200 until February 22nd, $225 after

CE Credits: 8

Instructor: Susan Guttzeit

Licensed massage practitioner in Washington since 1996 and an ACE-certified personal trainer since 2007. Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) practitioner and teacher since 2004 and certified AIS Therapist with the AIS National Certifying Body (AISNCB). Susan is co-owner and a master instructor with AIS Northwest in Bellingham, WA. Patience, clarity, and thoughtfulness characterize her teaching style. (Lic. # MA00009726).

What to Bring: Massage linens. Free electronic access to the instructional manual. A handout of the stretches covered in class will be provided.