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03/08/2019, York - Active Isolated Stretching for Self-Care: Upper Body

03/08/2019, York - Active Isolated Stretching for Self-Care: 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. Active muscle engagement with every stretch creates a safe and optimal environment for flexibility gains and healing. Repetition remodels tissue and creates a “pumping” action, which increases circulation to the targeted tissues. AIS prepares you and your clients for any activity and promotes faster recovery after an injury.

In this basic-level class you will explore how to stretch yourself and distinguish what each stretch should feel like. Use the techniques to stretch your shoulders, neck, spine, forearms and hands while evaluating your own range and movement potential. Apply this knowledge to build a home stretching program for your clients’ own self-care. Course content is geared towards healthcare and fitness professionals.

Wear comfortable clothing that allows you to stretch. These stretches are done seated and standing.

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

Tuition includes a stretching strap for new students.

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

Dates: Friday March 8th 2019
Time: 9:00 am to 1:15 pm (15 minute break)

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

Cost: $100 until February 22nd, $125 after

CE Credits: 4

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.