Preview of Intermediate Workshop Concepts
Learn to stretch “by feel” in the Intermediate Workshop. Learn what the person is doing when you stretch them. How are they moving? How do you counter that? Once you understand the terminology and the techniques, you can be even more effective in your abilities to assist another person.
Differentiation of Forces (Resistance, strength, tension vs tenseness, limitations, scar tissue)
The Stretching Board
Learn to use the stretching board while working with another person, reducing the demands of the assister and allowing the person being stretched to resist with greater force.
Teams and Partners
Learn stretching by feel. We will work one-on-one partnerships and in groups of three, creating in a dynamic team for the greater good of the assisted person.
Free Form Stretching
Beyond the basics, we will learn more sophisticated stretches for the upper body movements when assisting a person.
Analyzing Tissue Health
Identify Tissue Health for the person you are assisting.
Develop a feel for the health of all of the other tissues and functions of the body: ligaments, tendons, oxygenation, venous blood flow, arterial blood flow, cerebrospinal fluid, nerves, hormones, organ linings, lymphatic flow, bones, joints, cartilage, and lymph nodes.
Differentiation of Forces
What type of “resistance” do you encounter when working on a person? What are you feeling? Resistance in the body can be differentiated as: fascial resistance, muscular strength, muscular tension, muscular tenseness, joint limitations, balancing muscle group’s inability to shorten, and/or scar tissue.
Basic Problem Solving
Learn basic problem solving to quickly achieve optimal gains in strength and flexibility in any muscle group. Apply the basic problem solving formula to address the issue in a fraction of the time and resolve chronically tight, problem areas of the body.
- Intermediate self stretches
- Intermediate self stretch flow
- Mashing the hamstrings, quads, calves, and upper back
- Bone rotational interrelationships
- Five assisting choices