We welcome back the renowned Dr. Ben Benjamin to teach a new course!
This intensive, hands-on workshop teaches you a comprehensive, elective 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 elective. AAS is especially good for athletes, the elderly, and the injured, and can also benefit the neurologically impaired. Add this upper body program to your practice as a stand-alone service, as a compliment to your client’s massage therapy session, or in combination with the lower body program (taught separately) that can
be performed in 50-60 minutes sessions.
The client actively participates in the stretching process, 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. This workshop teaches you stretches that work all of the Upper Body: neck, shoulder, forearm, wrist, hand and fingers.
|Instructor|| Dr. Ben Benjamin, PhD|
|About the Instructor|| Ben Benjamin, PhD (Sports Medicine) of The Benjamin Institute in Cambridge, MA, has been practicing massage since 1963 and has been nationally recognized for his contributions to massage therapy, receiving the AMTA President’s Award in 200 and an induction into the Massage Therapy Hall of Fame in 2010.|
|Subject Breakdown||• Introduction to Active Assisted Stretching (AAS)for the upper body: neck, shoulder, forearm, wrist, hands and fingers
• Hands-on Neck stretch technique
• Hands-on Shoulder stretch technique
• Hands-on Forearm stretch technique
• Hands-on Wrist stretch technique
• Hands-on Hands stretch technique
• Hands-on Fingers stretch technique
• Learn to put it all together in sequence
• Self-stretches to teach your clients
|Format||In person - Live|