Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) is a stretching system developed by Aaron L. Mattes which is based on controlling the body's stretch reflexes. Following established physiological and neurological principles, AIS allows muscles to be safely stretched, pain and joint stiffness eliminated, leading to a body with more movement potential and less structural stress. Active Isolated Stretching [...]
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Part two will show you a selection of stretches for the tensed up areas of the shoulder and neck.
Step 1. Active Isolated Stretching Technique for the Chest This exercise stretches the chest muscles (pectoralis major and minor). Tight pectoral muscles roll the shoulders forward and rotate the arms inward. Other muscles are involved with this pattern and they’ll get some attention as well. Muscle anatomy images from 3D4 Medical’s Essential Anatomy App https://videopress.com/v/wpa8d4nC?preloadContent=metadata [...]
Whether you work at a corporate office or shared work space sitting at a desk, or at home working from your bed or couch, sitting still for countless hours with poor posture will eventually cause some part of your body to experience discomfort (e.g. the neck, back, shoulders, wrists, etc).
Sports massage is best thought of as a treatment strategy which incorporates massage and bodywork techniques for the goal of supporting the specific needs of anyone who regularly pushes their physical abilities through sports and exercise.
A trigger point is a hyper-irritable spot in muscle tissue which can feel like and is sometimes referred to as a "knot". Trigger points have the ability to refer pain or other sensations to another area of the body in predictable patterns.
Swedish Massage is perhaps the most widely recognized and commonly used system of manual massage technique for addressing muscle and joint pain and relieving stress and anxiety.