Muscle Activation (Be Activated)
Simple changes to incorrectly functioning muscles allow the body to make immediate shifts towards resilience, strength and speed.
The results are incredible. An Activated body will quickly change from a state of tension and pain, to a strong relaxed state of excellent performance. When we do the right thing, the body responds immediately.
Be Activated is used globally by elite sports teams, celebrities, the fitness industry and health practitioners alike. As well as treating injuries and enhancing sporting performance, it’s a powerful tool for stress management, and can quickly break common patterns of movement dysfunction and chronic pain.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Our body has two priorities for survival; to breathe and to move – and without both – we will die! Our body finds ways to meet those priorities, and it’s willing to sacrifice anything else in order to do this. But these compensations put us at risk.
Our body’s ability to overcome the stresses and pressures of life can result in reduced movement and exercise. Measurable reductions in strength, power, flexibility and endurance often occur, leaving our bodies less resilient, and at risk of poor performance, pain and dysfunction,both in the way we move and the way we behave. If you experience a traumatic event or injury, you’ll notice the slow and gradual decline in function and performance. These compensations then get tired, and eventually break.
The result is at best is a loss of energy, at worst constant chronic pain and reduced function. It is almost inevitable nowadays – for everyone. And it’s equally simple to reverse when you really honor what your body needs to function correctly. The Be Activated system starts by testing what your body is doing now, so that changes can be clearly measured. This is done by simple muscle resistance, strength and flexibility tests.
The next step is to activate the body to breathe correctly (nearly everyone still gets this wrong.) Once the first priority is being met effectively, we run through the body’s sequencing patterns, testing and activating, so muscles and structures can return to their correct right patterns – they start doing their own job, rather than someone else’s. Then the body and brain can integrate and allow the you to work effectively and efficiently. A stress-free body can go back to working at full capacity, with full energy. The measurements are important, but what you feel is always foremost in our minds as we work. It’s all done using Activations which can be used safely and immediately, in any setting. That doesn’t mean you’ll suddenly be indestructible for eternity . Chronic muscle patterns will need reminding. But the Activation techniques are simple to teach and offer unique, powerful tools for control over your own health.
(Information taken from www.douglasheel.com, see his website for more information and amazing stories of activations at work)