Movement Education teaches clients how to move with greater freedom and to maintain proper alignment. The practitioner first observes current movement patterns: how a person sits, stands, and walks. Based on these observations, the practitioner will make the client aware of habitual patterns that are limiting movement or causing tension, and introduce new ways of moving, as well as exercises and skills, that will result in greater flexibility, balance, and ease.
Active Isolated Stretching, or AIS, is a movement protocol combining flexibility and strengthening exercises. The techniques can be done either in a chair of on a massage table. The practitioner instructs the client in how to perform the exercises, which isolate and stretch specific muscles, gently and incrementally making use of multiple repetitions and deep breathing to facilitate the work.
The Alexander Technique is a simple and practical method for improving ease of movement, and promoting better balance, support, flexibility, and coordination. Particular attention is paid to the alignment of the head, neck, and torso, allowing the body's anti-gravity reflexes to work without interference. The Technique offers the client an opportunity to take charge of their own learning and healing process because it is an active exploration that results in a skill set that can be applied in every situation.
Gabler Sustainable Body helps people maintain optimal posture in everyday life and live without pain by re-engaging the body’s core. Founded by Karen Gabler, a practitioner here at Cambridge Health Associates, Gabler Sustainable Body is based on 30 years of bodywork practice and study and the combination of key concepts from Aston patterning, Zero Balancing and Thomas Meyer’s research into myofascial tissue.
Fascial Fitness is a revolutionary approach to training a healthy, resilient fascial system. Research finds that it is not enough to just stretch and strengthen muscles but that training the whole fibrous fascial system in which muscles live is important to building a strong, balanced, and coordinated muscular system.
Ortho-Bionomy has its roots in Osteopathy and Martial Arts. It is a non force technique, which gently, comfortably, employs movements and positions which exaggerate the body’s imbalance. This triggers a self correcting reflexive response. This technique replies upon the body’s innate wisdom. It is done on a massage table and clients are clothed. It is effective with chronic and acute pain, trauma, stress and to enhance athletic performance.