Active Assisted Stretching Upper Body
with Ben Benjamin
Saturday, July 11, 2020
Early registration: $175, after June 11th $225
This intensive, hands-on, full-day workshop teaches you a comprehensive, effective stretching protocol for the upper body that can be performed on your clients in 25-30-minute sessions. Active Assisted Stretching (AAS) energizes the body, enhances the health of the tissues, increases flexibility, protects the body from injury, enhances the healing process, re-aligns the fascia and makes building strength more effective. Active Assisted Stretching is especially good for athletes, the elderly, and the injured, and can also benefit the neurologically impaired. Add this upper program to your practice as a stand-alone service, as a compliment to your client’s massage therapy session, or combined into a full-body routine that can be performed in under an hour.
The client actively participates in the stretching protocol, with a gentle, timed, targeted assist from the therapist at the end of every stretch to increase range of motion along with many other benefits. These techniques are much easier on the therapist’s body than massage and bodywork. During this workshop you will practice every stretch until you can perform them efficiently both individually and in sequence, with the least effort. You will also learn self-stretches to teach your clients who need to focus on stretching specific structures. The upper body workshop teaches you stretches that work the neck, shoulders, forearms, wrists, hands and fingers.