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Advanced Professional  Training  Workshops

For Massage Therapists and Other Bodyworkers
 

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Calendar of Scheduled Training Workshops

Date Workshop Name Hours Location

Level 1
16 Hours
Saturday
TBA
STAR Tech Treatments for Arms, Hands and Lateral Shoulders
Level 1

Instructor: Barry Bailey
9 AM
to
6 PM

Maynard
MASS

 

Sunday
TBA
STAR Tech Treatments for
Neck and Medial Shoulders
Level 1

Instructor: Barry Bailey

Potential Student List for the workshops

 


Level 1
16 hours
Saturday TBA STAR Tech
Treatments for
Knees, Lower Legs and Feet

Level 1
Instructor: Barry Bailey
9 AM
to
6 PM
Maynard
MASS

 

Sunday TBA STAR Tech
Treatments for
Back, Hips
and Upper Legs

Level 1
Instructor: Barry Bailey
 


 
Saturday
TBA
Use & Share Active Stretching

5 Hours


Instructor: Barry Bailey
8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Maynard, MASS

 

Student List

TBA             Active Stretching
-- Beyond the Basics

Instructor: Barry Bailey
  Maynard, MASS
Sunday TBA

Self-Stretching
7 hours
Instructor: Barry Bailey

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday, TBA

Assisted Stretching
5 hours
Instructor: Barry Bailey

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

E-mail Barry Bailey at bb601@verizon.net for further information

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 STAR Tech®
Professional Advanced
Training Workshops
 

  About STAR Tech®

     Soft Tissue Active Recovery Technique - STAR Tech®  - is a treatment modality I have been developing and modifying since the year 2000. The core material for STAR Tech® comes from the Active Isolated Stretching of Aaron Mattes which I discovered in 1994 when I took a workshop with Jim and Phil Wharton. A few years later, a Soft Tissue Release workshop with Stuart Tawes started my journey to what is now what I call STAR Tech®. Recent study with Gil Hedley and his vast knowledge of fascia prompted me to realize I have been doing very effective fascia work all these years without realizing it.
     STAR Tech® is fast and efficient body work at it's best. What used to take me 20 minutes to accomplish using traditional massage techniques I learned in Massage School, I now often accomplish in 2 to 4 minutes using STAR Tech®   It is the addressing of the fascia as well as addressing the muscles and other soft tissue that makes STAR Tech® so effective.
     STAR Tech® is an ideal modality for the practitioner to use because it allows the practitioner to use numerous different muscles other than the ones that are normally used when doing traditional Swedish Massage or Deep Tissue work in a treatment. Lower Body  STAR Tech® work in particular frequently requires the use of the muscles of the entire practitioner's body, thereby giving the fingers, hands, arms and shoulders a much needed break.
     To learn more about the many applications of  STAR Tech® go to Treatments

The Workshops

     STAR Tech® Professional Advanced Training Workshops will teach Health Care and Sports Professionals how to use Soft Tissue Active Recovery Technique with a client or with a patient. Advanced Massage Training Workshops are offered to Massage Therapists, Body Workers and other Healing Professionals including Doctors,  Chiropractors, Physical Therapists, etc. STAR Tech® Workshops can also provide valuable training that can be used by Athletes, Coaches and Fitness Trainers as well.
    In the workshops, learning Soft Tissue Active Recovery Technique will take place in layers.
1. We will examine the muscle or muscle group that is being targeted for treatment. We will do a brief anatomy review and an overview of the causes for the soft tissue issues involving that muscle.
2. You will learn self-stretches to address that muscle or muscle group. These are stretches you will be able to continue to do yourself, and stretches that you will be able to give as homework to your clients or patients to continue the healing you have begun and to use as maintenance. You will use adaptations and variations of these self-stretches when doing a STAR Tech
®  treatment.
3. When the self-stretching technique for that muscle is learned and accomplished, we will move on to learning and practicing assisted stretching techniques for that muscle with a partner done as both passive assisted stretching and active assisted stretching.
4. Finally, we will add the STAR Tech
®  Treatment to the mix.
    With this logical layered learning approach, you will leave the workshop with the knowledge to take your client out of pain as well as have healing and maintenance stretches to give your patient or client as homework that will support your work and quickly move healing forward.
    If you are now using Active Isolated Stretching in your practice, you are already using a very powerful technique. With STAR
Tech®, you will learn how to make your AIS work ten times more powerful and accomplish better results in a fraction of the time you normally would spend to get results. The soft tissue recovery that is accomplished with STAR Tech® Healing is quicker and is also longer-lasting.

     Some Health Professionals may be able to use STAR Tech® Treatment Workshops towards their Continuing Education Requirements. Please check with the Governing Body of your organization to insure that it will accept credits for STAR Tech® workshops if that is your goal.

    For anyone taking an Advanced Professional Training Workshop, a working knowledge of muscles is a pre-requisite.


STAR Tech® Training Workshops That Are Offered Now

STAR Tech® Treatments for Arms, Hands and Lateral Shoulders - Level 1
STAR Tech® Treatments for Neck and Medial Shoulder Pain - Level 1

STAR Tech® Treatments for the Upper Body - Level 2
STAR Tech® Treatments for the Knees, Lower Legs and Feet - Level 1
STAR Tech®  Treatments for the Back, Hips and Upper Legs - Level 1
Introduction to Assisted Stretching

Active Stretching 4 EveryBODY

STAR Tech
® Training Workshops Planned for a Later Date

STAR Tech® Treatments for the Lower Body -
Level 2

 John Hamm, LMT practices an assisted hip stretch on a fellow LMT student at the February 24, 2007 STAR Tech Treatments for Lower Body Workshop.

 

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Level 1
16 Hours
 

 

For: Massage Therapists, Physical Therapists, Reflexologists, Body Workers, Chiropractors, Fitness Trainers, Coaches, Athletes, etc.
Prerequisite:
A working knowledge of muscles, their actions and their attachments.
Familiarity with the Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) techniques of Aaron Mattes is a valuable foundation tool for this STAR Tech® training, but is not required.
If you are not comfortably familiar with Active Isolated Stretching, it is highly recommended that you attend at least one Active Stretching class with Barry to learn some AIS basics before attending this workshop. Your first Active Stretching Class with Barry is FREE.
Date: Saturday, August 25, 2012
Time:
Registration - 8:30 am. Workshop - 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Hours Earned: 8 hours.
Certificate of Completion awarded.
Place:
STAR Tech Healing and Learning Center, Suite 202, 14 Nason Street, Maynard, MA
Cost: $160

Students repeating this class, $125.
Discounts:
Pay $145 if registered and paid in full by August 15, 2012.
Students repeating this workshop, pay $115 if registered and paid by August 15, 2012.
Check below for further Discounts.
Deposits: A deposit of $80 is required to hold your space in class.
Please make check payable to Barry Bailey.

Minimum Participants: 4
Maximum Participants: 10

Leader:
Barry "BB" Bailey, BA, MS, LMT - Barry earned his Certification as a Massage Therapist from the Massage Institute of New England (MINE) in 1993. He has a degree in Education and has been a professional teacher and lecturer since 1969.
Workshop Description:
You will learn STAR Tech Healing techniques for effectively treating the muscles related to tennis elbow, golfers elbow and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
You will learn techniques for treating pain and injuries of the lower arm flexors and extensors, plus biceps, triceps and deltoids. You will also learn how to relieve your own overworked arms, hands and shoulders.
The Workshop will include an overview and background explanation of STAR Tech®, an anatomy review of the muscles you will be treating, muscle testing, plus the important Active Isolated Stretching techniques that you will use when treating your client and specific stretches to give your client as homework for self-recovery and maintenance.
The majority of the Workshop time will be spent doing hands-on STAR Tech Healing treatment protocols.
What to Bring:
Bring linens (one sheet) plus your favorite oil or lotion. Depending on the size of the class, another massage table or two may be needed to supplement those that are available at the Learning Center.
Females, please bring a sports bra to wear during the hands-on practice work.
Bring an open mind, and be willing to learn a very different approach to working with soft tissue.
What You Will Take Home:
Illustrated instructions of class material and a new, fast and more efficient way of working.
Miranda Bailey practices a STAR Tech
Upper Body Technique on a fellow student
at the January 2008 Workshop.

Click here for a Registration Form

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For: Massage Therapists, Physical Therapists, Reflexologists, Body Workers, Chiropractors, Fitness Trainers, Coaches, Athletes, etc.
Prerequisite:
A working knowledge of muscles, their actions and their attachments.
Familiarity with the Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) techniques of Aaron Mattes is a valuable foundation tool for this STAR Tech® training but is not required.
If you are not comfortably familiar with Active Isolated Stretching, it is highly recommended that you attend at least one Active Stretching class with Barry to learn AIS basics before attending this workshop. Your first Active Stretching Class with Barry is FREE.
Date: Sunday, August 26, 2012
Time:
Registration - 8:30 am. Workshop - 9 am to 6 pm.
Hours Earned:
8 hours. Certificate of Completion awarded.
Place:
STAR Tech Healing and Learning Center, Suite 202, 14 Nason Street, Maynard, MA
Cost: $160
.
Students repeating this class, pay $125.
Discounts:
Pay $145 if registered and paid by August 15, 2012.
Students repeating this workshop, pay $115 if registered and a deposit is paid by August 15, 2012..
Check below for further Discounts.
Deposits: A deposit of $80 is required to hold your space in class.
Please make check payable to Barry Bailey.

Minimum Participants: 4
Maximum Participants: 12

Leader:
Barry "BB" Bailey, BA, MS, LMT - Barry earned his Certification as a Massage Therapist from the Massage Institute of New England (MINE) in 1993. He has a degree in Education and has been a professional teacher and lecturer since 1969.
Workshop Description:
You will learn STAR Tech Healing techniques for effectively treating neck and shoulder pain and headaches, plus treatments for the muscles related to whiplash, TMJ, TOS, Frozen Shoulder and rotator cuff injuries.
The Workshop will include an overview and background explanation of STAR Tech®, an anatomy review of the muscles you will be treating, plus the important Active Isolated Stretching techniques that you will use when treating your client and specific stretches to give your client as homework for self-recovery and maintenance.
The majority of the Workshop time will be spent doing hands-on STAR Tech Healing treatment protocols.

What to Bring:
Bring linens (1 sheet) plus your favorite oil or lotion. Depending on the size of the class, another massage table or two may be needed to supplement what is available at the learning Center.
Females, please bring a sports bra to wear during the hands-on practice work.
Bring an open mind, and be willing to learn a very different approach to working with soft tissue.
What You Will Take Home:
Illustrated instructions of class material and a new, fast and more efficient way of working.

Discounts

Discounts are available for taking the two workshops
on both days of the same weekend,
by registering early,
and for students who are repeating the class.

Take both STAR Tech Workshops for $290.
Pay $275 if Registered and paid in full by Wednesday, August 15, 2012.

Students repeating both Workshops, pay $240.
Repeating Students Pay $210 for both Workshops if Paid in full by August 15, 2012.

Deposit to hold a space in both workshops, $150.

                                       
Please make check payable to Barry Bailey.
 

     Students practice STAR Tech Upper Body Healing Techniques at the January 2008 Workshop.

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Level 2
16 hours

For: Massage Therapists, Physical Therapists, Reflexologists, Body Workers, Chiropractors, Fitness Trainers, Coaches, Athletes, etc.
Prerequisite:
Completion of both the "STAR Tech Treatments for Arms, Hands and Shoulders" and "STAR Tech Treatments for Neck and Shoulders" Workshops.
Date:
Saturday and Sunday, TBA
Time:
Registration Saturday- 8:30 am.
Workshop Saturday - 9 am to 6 pm both days.
Hours Earned:
16 hours. Certificate of Completion awarded.
Place:
STAR Tech Healing and Learning Center, Suite 202, 14 Nason Street, Maynard, MA
Cost:
$300.
Discounts: Pay $250 if Registered and the deposit is paid by TBA.
A deposit of $100 is required to hold a space for you in class.
Please make check payable to Barry Bailey.
Leader: Barry "BB" Bailey, BA, MS, LMT - Barry Earned his Certification as a Massage Therapist from the Massage Institute of New England (MINE) in 1993. He has an undergraduate degree in Education and has been a professional teacher and lecturer since 1969.
Workshop Description:
Discussion and evaluation of your use of STAR Tech in your practice. Review of the material from the two prerequisite classes. Learn additional techniques for effectively treating neck and shoulder pain and headaches. Learn complete treatment procedures for whiplash, TMJ, TOS, Frozen Shoulder, Trigger Finger and rotator cuff injuries. The Workshop will include an anatomy review of all of the new muscles covered in this workshop as well as those from the two prerequisite workshops. This workshop will include recommended stretching, hands-on treatment protocols, and instructions for client self-maintenance.
What to Bring:
Bring linens plus oil or lotion. Depending on the size of the class, another massage table or two may be needed to supplement the two that are available at the Learning Center.
Bring an open mind, and be willing to expand your knowledge of Soft Tissue Active Recovery Technique.
What You Will Take Home: Illustrated instructions of class material and an expanded, fast and more inclusive way of working, using STAR Tech
®.

Click here for a Registration Form

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Level 1
16 hours
 

 

For: Massage Therapists, Physical Therapists, Reflexologists, Body Workers, Chiropractors, Fitness Trainers, Coaches, Athletes, etc.
Prerequisite:
A working knowledge of muscles, their actions and their attachments.
Familiarity with the Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) techniques of Aaron Mattes is a valuable foundation tool for this STAR Tech® training, but is not required.
If you are not comfortably familiar with Active Isolated Stretching, it is highly recommended that you attend at least one Active Stretching class with Barry to learn AIS basics before attending this workshop. First time Active Stretching Classes with Barry are FREE.
Date: Saturday,
TBA
Time:
Registration - 8:30 am. Workshop - 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Hours Earned:
8 hours. Certificate of Completion awarded.
Place:
STAR Tech Healing and Learning Center, Suite 202, 14 Nason Street, Maynard, MA
Cost: $160.

Students repeating this class, $125.
Discounts:
Pay $145 if registered and the deposit is paid by March 12, 2010.
Students repeating this workshop, pay $115 if registered, and the deposit is paid by March 12, 2010.
Deposits: A deposit of $100 is required to hold your space in class.
Please make check payable to Barry Bailey.
Leader:
Barry "BB" Bailey, BA, MS, LMT - Barry earned his Certification as a Massage Therapist from the Massage Institute of New England (MINE) in 1993. He has a degree in Education and has been a professional teacher and lecturer since 1969.
Workshop Description: 
This Workshop will address knee, lower leg and foot pain.
You will learn techniques to accomplish recovery for the muscles and soft tissue that are responsible for Heel Spurs, Achilles Tendinitis, Plantar Fasciitis, Shin Splints, bursitis, strains, Compartment Syndrome, etc.
The Workshop will include an overview and explanation of STAR Tech®, an anatomy review of the muscles we will be treating, Active Isolated Stretching, STAR Stretching, hands-on treatment protocols, and instructions for client recovery and self-maintenance.
What to Bring:
Bring linens, plus oil or lotion. Depending on the size of the class, another massage table or two may be needed to supplement the two that are available at the learning Center.
Please bring shorts to wear during the hands-on practice work.
Bring an open mind, and be willing to learn a very different approach to working with soft tissue.
What You Will Take Home:
Illustrated instructions of class material and a new, fast and more efficient way of working.

Click Here for a Registration Form

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  Barbara Cappadona, LMT practices a STAR Tech Active Recovery Technique on a fellow LMT during the STAR Tech Treatments for Lower Body Training workshop, February 24, 2007.

 

For: Massage Therapists, Physical Therapists, Reflexologists, Body Workers, Chiropractors, Fitness Trainers, Coaches, Athletes, etc.
Prerequisite:
A working knowledge of muscles, their actions and their attachments.
Familiarity with the Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) techniques of Aaron Mattes is a valuable foundation tool for this STAR Tech® training, but is not required.
If you are not comfortably familiar with Active Isolated Stretching, it is highly recommended that you attend at least one Active Stretching class with Barry to learn AIS basics before attending this workshop. First time Active Stretching Classes with Barry are FREE.
Date: Sunday,
TBA
Time:
Registration - 8:30 am. Workshop - 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Hours Earned:
8 hours. Certificate of Completion awarded.
Place:
STAR Tech Healing and Learning Center, Suite 202, 14 Nason Street, Maynard, MA
Cost: $160
.
Students repeating this class, pay $125.
Discounts:
Pay $145 if registered and a deposit is paid by March 12, 2010.
Students repeating this workshop, pay $115 if registered and a deposit is paid by March 12, 2010.
Deposits: A deposit of $100 is required to hold your space in class.
Please make check payable to Barry Bailey.
Leader:
Barry "BB" Bailey, BA, MS, LMT - Barry earned his Certification as a Massage Therapist from the Massage Institute of New England (MINE) in 1993. He has a degree in Education and has been a professional teacher and lecturer since 1969.
Workshop Description:
This Workshop will address low back, hip and upper leg pain.
You will learn techniques to accomplish recovery for the muscles that are responsible for low back pain, hip pain, Piriformis Syndrome, "Sciatica", Groin Pulls, Hamstrings and Quadriceps pulls, sacrum tightness, spastic psoas, ITB tightness, Paraspinals tightness, etc.
The Workshop will include an overview and explanation of STAR Tech®, an anatomy review, Active Isolated Stretching, STAR Stretching, hands-on treatment protocols, and instructions for client recovery and self-maintenance.
What to Bring: Bring linens, plus oil or lotion. Depending on the size of the class, another massage table or two may be needed to supplement the two that are available at the learning Center.
Please bring shorts to wear during the hands-on practice work.
Bring an open mind, and be willing to learn a very different approach to working with soft tissue.
What You Will Take Home: Illustrated instructions of class material and a new, fast and more efficient way of working.

Discounts
Discounts are available for taking workshops on both days of the weekend, by registering early, and for students who are repeating the class.

Take both STAR Tech Workshops for $290.
Pay $275 if Registered and the Deposit is paid by March 12, 2010.
Students repeating both Workshops, pay $240.
Repeating Students Pay $210 for both Workshops if Registered and Paid by March 12, 2010.
Deposit for both workshops, $150.
                                       
Please make check payable to Barry Bailey.
 

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John Hamm, LMT practices a STAR Tech Active Recovery Technique on a fellow LMT during the STAR Tech Treatments for Lower Body Training workshop, February 25, 2007.

Who Will Benefit From This Training: Massage Therapists, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Chiropractors, Body Workers, Fitness Trainers, Exercise Instructors, Coaches, Serious Athletes, Dancers, Bodybuilders and anyone else who is interested in learning how to do the most effective stretching that exists.
About the Workshop: This workshop is for individuals who are seriously interested in gaining a thorough knowledge of Active Stretching. If you are already familiar with AS, this workshop will expand your knowledge and its use. If you are not already using it, you will find that Active Stretching can be a powerful addition to your current physical activities, or your treatment or coaching tool box. For Therapists and Body Workers, adding to the way you perform your job can change the way you use your body to work, and lessen your chance of suffering from overuse syndrome. Adding Active Stretching to your arsenal of treatments or coaching has the potential of keeping you and the people you work with, pain and injury-free. And it can prolong your own career.

About Active Stretching: The Active Stretching being taught in this workshop is based on the Active Isolated Stretching of Aaron Mattes. Active Stretching can not be learned initially from a book. The subtleties of the experience are lost in print. Active Stretching must be experienced. As with learning to ride a bicycle, the only way to learn how to do it is to actually do it, ideally with someone who can lead you intelligently and watchfully through the various elements of the experience.
    Active Stretching is the foundation of the STAR Tech Healing that Barry offers in his massage practice and also teaches to other practitioners. STAR Tech is ten times more powerful than Active Stretching used alone. STAR Tech is ten times faster in terms of the healing changes it helps to achieve in soft tissue.

 

.
Self
-Stretching
Sunday
November 14, 2010

9:00 am - 5:00 pm (7 hrs.)

Cost: $105
          Discount: Register and Pay by November 10, 2010 and pay: $90
          Deposit: A $40 Deposit is required to hold your place in the workshop

                               
Please make check payable to Barry Bailey.

  
Learn how Active Stretching works naturally, and why Active Stretching works. Learn the physiology and body mechanics responsible for Active Stretching, plus how and why the body responds so quickly and thoroughly to it. Learn Active Stretches to use for both muscle maintenance and muscle injury recovery.        
    In this workshop, sufficient time will be given to each stretch in order to give the student a thorough understanding of what is being done, and why. This workshop will include an anatomy review and an explanation of the muscle(s) being targeted (relaxed and contracted) in each stretch. (There is no time to do this properly in the regular Active Stretching Class.) Demonstrations of each stretch will include detailed instructions for doing the stretch properly, as well as tips for doing the stretch better and more effectively in order to get the most benefit.
    The workshop will  include stretches that are not in the Active Stretching class routine because of time limitations, and are also not in the Active Stretching Class Handbook or on the class CD.
 
   For students who are familiar with the Active Stretching class routine, this workshop  will expand your knowledge and understanding of what is being done and why. For students new to Active Stretching, this workshop will methodically, and without rushing, introduce you to stretches that address all of the major muscles and muscle groups that are involved in virtually all sports, fitness routines and physical activities.
   
 This is stretching that you can use yourself, as well as stretching that you can teach your patients, clients, family, students and friends. For Professionals, these stretches can be given as homework to help clients or patients continue and enhance any work you have done with them.
    The goal of this workshop will be for you to leave knowing not only how to do Active Stretches that address the muscles of the entire body, but also to know why you are doing them, and how Active Stretching works. It is intended that you will know and understand Active Stretching well enough at the end of the day, that you will be able to share it confidently in either a personal or professional environment.

    This is a hands-on participation workshop. Expect to work hard and learn a lot of useful stretches completely.
    This workshop will consist of approximately 50 percent lecture/demonstration and 50 percent hands-on practice.
    Everything covered in this workshop will serve as the foundation for the Assisted Stretching workshop.
 

Products:
A CD and Active Stretching Handbook are available that support this workshop. Both the CD and book contain information on AS and present Barry's sixty minute Full Body Active Stretching for EveryBODY class. For information go to Products.

A Certificate of Attendance is available for the Workshop. Please request your Certificate with your registration and payment. Professionals may be able to use these hours towards Continuing Education Hours. Please check with your governing board to learn the policy.

Workshop Size: The size of this workshop is kept small to assure you get sufficient personal attention, unlike similar workshops that typically admit 100 or more students.
                               Minimum - 4 Students
                               Maximum - 10 Students

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Assisted Stretching
Sunday
August 8, 2010
                                                                      10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (5 hours)

Cost: $75
          Discount: Register and Pay by July 30, 2010
(extended to Aug. 4) and pay: $65
                  Students who took the Self-Stretch workshop 7-18-10 pay $55 if paid by 7-30-10.
          Deposit: A $30 Deposit is required to hold your place in the workshop

                               
Please make check payable to Barry Bailey.

    Learn how to safely do Assisted Active Stretches with a patient, client, training partner, relative or friend. Assisted Stretches are stretches that when used regularly, will often release tight muscles and other soft tissue faster than doing self-stretches alone. Assisted Active Stretches will remove soft tissue pain more completely and more long-lasting than many other approaches. Assisted Active Stretches will speed the healing process of overused or injured muscles and soft tissue.
    The Assisted Stretches in this workshop are based on the stretches that were learned in the Self-Stretching workshop last month. This workshop will serve as a review and introduce you to an advanced, more powerful way of using the same stretches.
    If you are already doing Bodywork, this workshop you will help you to discover which Assisted Stretches are most effective for use in conjunction with the work you already do. For individuals outside the bodywork professions that might use Assisted Active Stretching, this workshop will give you the ability to help someone else in a confident, educated, professional manner.
    This is a hands-on, interactive workshop. You will work with partners both giving and receiving a wide variety of Assisted Stretches that will target the major muscle groups of the entire body.
    You will learn to do Assisted Stretches using the floor, using a chair or stool and using a sturdy table, desk or massage table. In this workshop, emphasis will be placed on instructing you in the use of proper body mechanics to execute each stretch so that as the giver, you do not injure yourself in the process of helping someone else.
    This workshop will consist of approximately 80 percent hands-on practice and 20 percent lecture/demonstration.

What to Bring to the Workshop: Please bring an exercise/Yoga mat or beach towel to define  your private space in the classroom.
Wear exercise clothing that allows free movement throughout your body. There is a small dressing room available at the Learning Center where you can change from street clothes if you wish.
Most important, please bring an open mind, especially if Active Stretching is new to you. I ask that you be open and receptive to new ideas and new approaches to stretching that may seem totally foreign and unfamiliar to you.


Please Note: This workshop is highly recommended for individuals who are considering taking one of the STAR Tech Healing Techniques Workshops. Many of the Assisted Stretches learned in this workshop are used in the STAR Tech Healing workshops. Familiarity with the stretches when taking a STAR Tech Healing workshop will greatly increase your comprehension of the new STAR Tech material.

A Certificate of Attendance is available for the Workshop. Please request your Certificate with your registration and payment. Professionals may be able to use these hours towards Continuing Education Hours. Please check with your governing board to learn the policy.

Workshop Size: The size of this workshop is kept small to assure you get sufficient personal attention, unlike similar workshops that typically admit 100 or more students.
                               Minimum - 4 Students
                               Maximum - 14 Students

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Use & Share Active Stretching



 


Saturday, February 2, 2013

8:30 am - 2:30 pm (5 hrs.)

Instructor: Barry Bailey, MS, LMT, Active Stretching Instructor/Coach

Cost: $80
          Discount: Register and Pay in full by January 29 - pay: $65
          Deposit: A $40 Deposit is required to hold your place in the workshop if not paid in full by January 29

                               
Please make check payable to Barry Bailey.

 

About Active Stretching: The Active Stretching being taught in this workshop is based on the Active Isolated Stretching of Aaron Mattes. Active Stretching cannot be learned initially from a book. The subtleties of the experience are lost in print. Active Stretching must be experienced. As with learning to ride a bicycle, the only way to learn how to do Active Stretching is to actually do it with someone who can lead you intelligently and watchfully through the various aspects of the experience.
    Active Stretching is very powerful! It is the foundation of the STAR Tech Healing that Barry offers in his massage practice and teaches other practitioners. STAR Tech is ten times more powerful than Active Stretching used alone in terms of the recovery and healing it stimulates in soft tissue.

Who Will Benefit From This Training: Fitness Trainers, Exercise Instructors, Coaches, Serious Athletes, Dancers, Bodybuilders, Massage Therapists, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Chiropractors, Body Workers, and anyone else who is interested in learning how to do and share what I feel is the most effective stretching that exists, will all benefit.
     This workshop is for individuals who are seriously interested in gaining a thorough, working knowledge and understanding of Active Stretching. If you are already familiar with AS, this workshop will expand your knowledge and its use. If you are not already using it, you will find that Active Stretching can be a powerful addition to your current physical activities, and your treatment or coaching tool box.
     For Therapists and Body Workers, adding Active Stretching to your treatment options will change the way you use your body to work, and lessen your chance of suffering from overuse. Active Stretching can prolong your career. Teaching your clients/patients how to use Active Stretching as part of their homework will support and strengthen your work on them, resulting in more satisfied clients/patients. Adding Active Stretching to your tool box has the potential of keeping both you and the people you work with, pain and injury-free.  
      As a Trainer or Coach, using and teaching Active Stretching with your athletes/clients, will enable you to be more effective and give them a better way to train and care for themselves. Learn why Active Stretching should be an integral part of any training program. Your AS knowledge will make you a better Trainer or Coach.
     Athletes, including Dancers, will learn the tools to help prevent injuries, speed recovery and healing, and ultimately prolong your active career. What you learn in this workshop will also allow you to share this knowledge with others in your field.

About the Workshop:   This workshop will give Trainers, Coaches, Body Workers and others, the information they need to instruct their clients in the correct, safe way of doing a variety of Active Stretches. Body Work professionals can use these stretches with clients and assign these stretches as homework to help clients/patients continue to enhance any body work you have already done with them. Athletes and dancers can use the stretches for maintenance, recovery, healing and to extend your active athletic life. Most of the workshop time will involve self-stretching. Time at the end of the workshop will be devoted to hands-on work doing assisted stretching that you can use with your clients, patients, students or friends.
    In the workshop you will learn how Active Stretching works naturally, and why Active Stretching works so effectively. Learn the physiology and body mechanics involved in Active Stretching, plus how and why the body responds so quickly and thoroughly to it. Learn how Active Stretching is used for both muscle maintenance and for muscle injury recovery.        
    In this workshop, sufficient time will be given to each stretch in order to give the student a complete understanding of what is being done, how, and why. This workshop will include an anatomy review and an explanation of the muscle(s) being targeted (relaxed and contracted) in each stretch. Demonstrations of each stretch will include detailed instructions for doing the stretch properly, as well as tips for doing some advanced versions of stretches to achieve even better results.
    The workshop will include some stretches that are not in the Active Stretching class routine because of class time limitations, and therefore are not in the Active Stretching Class Handbook or on the class CD.
    The goal of this workshop will be for you to leave knowing not only how to do Active Stretches that address the major muscles and muscle groups of the body, but also to know why you are doing them, how Active Stretching works, and how to share them with
others. It is intended that you will know and understand Active Stretching well enough at the end of the day, that you will be able to share it confidently in both a personal and professional environment.
    This is a hands-on participation workshop. Expect to work hard and learn a lot of useful stretches completely.
    This workshop will consist of approximately 35 percent lecture/demonstration and 65 percent hands-on application and practice. You will receive handouts covering the important information of the workshop.

A Certificate of Attendance is available for the Workshop. Please request your Certificate with your registration and payment. Professionals may be able to use these hours towards Continuing Education Hours. Please check with your governing board to learn the policy.

Workshop Size: The size of this workshop is kept small to assure you get sufficient personal attention, unlike similar workshops being taught by other teachers who typically admit as many as 100 or more students.
                               Minimum - 4 Students
                               Maximum - 10 Students

Related Products: A CD and Active Stretching Handbook are available that support this workshop. Both the CD and book contain information on AS and present Barry's sixty minute Full Body Active Stretching for EveryBODY class. Active Stretching ropes are also available in two weights. For more information go to Products.

What to Bring to the Workshop: Please bring an exercise/Yoga mat or beach towel to define  your private space in the classroom.
Wear exercise clothing that allows free movement throughout your body. There is a small dressing room available at the Learning Center where you can change from street clothes if you wish.
Most important, please bring an open mind, especially if Active Stretching is new to you. I ask that you be open and receptive to new ideas and new approaches to stretching that may seem totally foreign and unfamiliar to you.


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Instructor: Barry L. Bailey, MS, LMT, Active Stretching Instructor/Coach
Barry has been teaching Active Stretching since 1994. He has shared his knowledge of Active Stretching with local High School sports teams and school Health/Wellness classes, with adult triathlon teams, Fitness Clubs, Dance Companies and at numerous Health and Wellness Festivals. He has appeared locally on Cable TV talking about and demonstrating Active Stretching in the towns of Maynard, Acton, Hudson, Sudbury, Framingham, Ashland and Medway.
    Barry is a Licensed Massage Therapist. He opened his massage office on Nason Street in Maynard, Massachusetts in 1992. He is a graduate of the Massage Institute of New England and has taken hundreds of additional Continuing Education Hours of study since graduating.
    Barry is an experienced teacher. He has an undergraduate degree in Education with a minor in Speech from Emerson College in Boston, and has been teaching college and professional level classes since 1969.
    Barry has studied with Aaron Mattes, developer of Active Isolated Stretching, and with Jim and Phil Wharton who introduced Barry to Active Stretching in 1994 at their stretching workshop at the Boston Marathon Expo.
    Barry is an articulate speaker and a dynamic teacher. He is an accomplished oral presenter and has spoken before many professional groups and organizations over the years.
    Barry teaches a wide variety of stretching, massage and pain relief classes and workshops at the STAR Tech Healing and Learning Center as well as through local Community Education programs, Fitness Centers and Gyms. He also teaches advanced Continuing Education Workshops for Bodywork Professionals.
For a complete Biography of Barry Bailey click here.

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Introduction to
Assisted Stretching

For: Massage Therapists, Physical Therapists, Reflexologists, Body Workers, Chiropractors, Fitness Trainers, Coaches, Athletes, Dancers, etc.
Prerequisite:
A working knowledge of muscles, their actions and their attachments.
Familiarity with the Active Isolated Stretching techniques of Aaron Mattes is a valuable foundation tool, but is not required.
Date: Sunday, TBA
Time:
Registration - 1:30 am. Workshop - 2:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Hours Earned:
3 hours. Certificate of Completion awarded.
Place:
STAR Tech Healing and Learning Center, Suite 202, 14 Nason Street, Maynard, MA
Cost: $50.

Discount: Register and pay in full by Friday TBA and pay $45.
Minimum Participants: 4
Maximum Participants: 12
Leader:
Barry "BB" Bailey, BA, MS, LMT - certified by the Massage Institute of New England (MINE) in 1993. He has a degree in Education and has been a professional teacher and lecturer since 1969. BB has studied Active Isolated Stretching with Aaron Mattes, Jim Wharton and Phil Wharton.
Workshop Description: This Workshop will introduce you to Active Isolated Stretching and show you how you can incorporate it into your sessions. By assisting your client in stretches you will get
better and faster results during your treatments.
The class will include stretches for the major muscle groups of the entire body. The assisted stretches will include ones that can be done during a traditional Swedish treatment when using full draping, as well as ones done with the client dressed in gym wear.
Emphasis will be placed on how to teach your client how to relax into each stretch in order to gain the most benefit from it.
What to Bring: Bring linens to cover the massage table. Depending on the size of the class, another massage table or two may be needed to supplement the two that are available at the learning Center.

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Wendy Sisson, LMT practices an assisted stretching technique at the Introduction to Assisted Stretching Training Workshop
April 2, 2006.

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Practitioner Testimonials


“I used STAR Tech® this morning on a client with hypertonic adductors. His increased ROM was immediate and remarkable. He was very surprised and very pleased. (He) said he felt like he’d been given new legs. Thank you for a wonderful (STAR Tech Training) weekend. I had a terrific time.”
John Hamm, LMT
Westerly, RI
February 27, 2007 Lower Body Workshop

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Favorite Links:
Aaron Mattes Seminar Series - http://www.stretchingusa.com
Bailey Therapeutic Massage: http://www.startechhealing.com/BMassage.htm

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                         This page last updated May 30, 2015
 

 

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