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Stretching and STAR Tech
The body wants to be well
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Benefits of Stretching
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STAR Tech healing And Learning
In-Person Stretching Classes are
Suspended until Further Notice
Active Stretching classes are available via
ZOOM and on YouTube - See Below
March 18, 2022
1. Arleigh L [Ontario,
2. Panni M [Budapest, Hungary]
3. Nandy B
4. Susan A
5. Katrina W
6. Walter S
7. Kathy C
8. Peter M
9. Kath R [Kalamazoo, Michigan]
March 25, 2022
1. Dan D
2. Arleigh L [Ontario, Canada]
3. Panni M [Budapest, Hungary]
4. Richard F
5. Nandy B
6. Susan A
7. Katrina W
8. Walter S
9. Kathy C
10. Kath R [Kalamazoo, Michigsan]
ZOOM Class FEE
Full body Active Stretching 4 EveryBODY classes via ZOOM are $8 per class.
Classes may be purchased in multiples of 8 - $8, $16, $24, etc
Payment may be made via PayPal or by personal check made out to Barry Bailey.
Contact the instructor for full payment instructions.
Please Note: If you pay ahead, you DO NOT forfeit money paid if you miss a class
You are charged only for the classes you attend.
There are no "Blocks" of classes. Classes run continuously, week to week.
You attend when you want, when you can.
There is no commitment or contract. You are in charge.
The same routine is offered during each class, which allows you to learn the
hopefully repeat the routine on your own on additional days of the week.
If you still own a Budget Stretcher Card for the Maynard classroom classes,
you may use one “punch” remaining on your card for two ZOOM classes.
Contact the instructor to set up a plan.
ZOOM Class Registration
To register for a class you wish to attend, contact the instructor
and receive instructions for payment and the ZOOM link to the class.
The ZOOM class link will not be made public.
All In-Person Massage and Stretching
are Suspended until Further Notice
One-on-one Active Stretching Consultations are available via ZOOM
with Barry Bailey, MS, LMT, Active Stretching Instructor/Coach.
Personal consultations are beneficial for those seeking guidance for easing
tight or sore muscles, increasing flexibility, speeding muscle growth and
improving agility and balance.
If you are training for a sport or for competition and you want guidance for
doing the stretches done by Olympic and professional athlete winners, Active
Stretching is for you.
If you are willing to take the personal responsibility
of learning and practicing, a ZOOM Active Stretching Consultation may be
ACTIVE STRETCHING BACKGROUND INSTRUCTIONS
Introduction to Active
How Active Stretching
How To Do Active
Tips For Doing Better Active Stretching
#1 Opening Sequence -
Active Stretching 4 EveryBODY Class
#2 Sequence - Active
Stretching 4 EveryBODY Class
#3 Sequence - Full
Body Active Stretching 4 EveryBODY Class
#4 Sequence – Full
Body Active Stretching 4 EveryBODY class
#5 Sequence – Full Body Active Stretching 4 EveryBODY
#6 Sequence – Full Body Active Stretching 4 EveryBODY
INDIVIDUAL STRETCHES EXPLAINED IN DETAIL
Da Vinci Stretch
Quadriceps and Hip Flexor Stretches
Hip Adductors Stretches
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new videos on my channel.
Active Stretching Classes are on-going classes.
They have been offered at the
STAR Tech Healing and Learning Center in Maynard, Massachusetts since 2003.
There are no specific blocks of time in which these classes
are offered. There is no "beginning" and "end" of "class bocks". Students are
free to come to one or more classes, or no classes at all.
Newcomers are always welcome at each class.
No levels exist in Active Stretching.
Each student does what
is comfortable and safe for him or her to do with each stretch, at that
Class time is spent doing a fixed routine of Active
Stretches that is repeated at each class. Other stretches may be added as an
individual's need is expressed for addressing a specific problem that day.
There is no lecture during the class. Information and
instructions are given as the class actively progresses. New students are
encouraged to arrive early for class and learn before the class begins how and
why we are stretching.
Active Stretching addresses muscles as a form of
maintenance and a method of muscle injury recovery, by taking joints through
their full range of motion, naturally, and strengthening the Mind-Body
Active Stretching is appropriate for all individuals,
regardless of their age, flexibility or range of motion. Every Active Stretch is
done within each individual's limits, without forcing a stretch or causing
Active Stretching is FUN stretching. Active Stretching
is never boring.
The class moves along quickly. It is energizing, and fun as
well as relaxing.
These classes are suspended until further notice
Stretching Classes are ongoing
Classes are held via ZOOM
For more information call Barry Bailey at
Bailey Therapeutic Massage, 978 897-0110
E-mail Barry Bailey at
Master Calendar for
a complete schedule of classes including no-class days.
Products page for items available related to the Active Stretching classes.
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Tech Healing and
the world how to heal itself -- one BODY at a time!
STAR Tech Healing and Learning Center, is located at 14 Nason Street, Maynard,
Massachusetts in the People's Theatre Office Building. It is a space devoted to
helping individuals to become empowered in improving their own health and
pride ourselves in teaching the world how to heal itself -- one BODY at a time!
Our goal is to offer a variety of Classes and Workshops
that will appeal to a mixture of individuals who have different goals as to how
they would like to start their journey to become pain-free and remain well.
As more teachers offer classes in a variety of
disciplines, a more well-rounded curriculum will develop.
We are always looking for teachers of yoga, meditation,
breath work and similar holistically-oriented subjects.
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Learn the da Vinci Stretch --
The most valuable
stretch you can do!
Break the Pain Code!
the Da Vinci Stretch can do for you:
Improve your Posture
Make you Taller and Straighter
Speed Muscle Recovery
Speed Muscle Growth
Increase Your Energy
Make you Smarter
Make Stretching ENJOYABLE!
Start, or break up your week with a Full-Body Active Stretching for EveryBODY
class. These classes are designed to get your body moving and help your muscles
recover from stress as well as from overuse during work or play. Full-Body
classes address the entire body, working all the major muscle groups from the
neck down to the toes.
A Full-Body Active Stretching for EveryBODY class is an excellent way to give
your body the movement it needs to remain well. Movement stimulates all
systems of the body, helping them to function properly. Active Stretching is
gentle enough for someone just starting a stretching regime, yet powerful
enough to benefit the strongest, trained athlete. Each person works at a level
that is personally comfortable, without regard to what anyone else in the class
is able to do.
A Full-Body Active Stretching for EveryBODY class is an
excellent compliment to a good Workout either outdoors or at the Gym. Active
Stretching accelerates muscle growth and speeds muscle recovery from physical
activity, allowing you to train harder and perform better. Active Stretching
also aids in balancing muscles, which helps to prevent injuries.
A Full-Body Stretching for EveryBODY class is an
excellent compliment to Yoga. Bhusahn Yogi Vinay Rai has stated, "You should
stretch to do Yoga. You should not do Yoga to stretch." Active
Stretching will improve your flexibility and range of motion. By doing Active
Stretching, Yoga poses that were difficult become easy to do.
Active Stretching Classes are gentle and quiet.
Stretching is done without force and always without pressure from the teacher to
"go further". Improvement takes place naturally and will happen at your
individual pace. Your muscles most likely got tight slowly. Reversing the
tightness by relaxing and opening up the muscles will take time as well.
Learn techniques in the class that you can use on your own outside of class.
Leave the class with fewer aches and less pain.
The class will leave you relaxed, refreshed and
energized, preparing you for the stress and physical demands of the day ahead.
Active Stretching is the stretching of Champions. You
will learn the stretching secrets that have made Lance Armstrong, Tiger Woods,
Andy Roddick and Michael Johnson the award winners that they are. Each athlete
is at the top of his respective field, and the Active Isolated Stretching
of Aaron Mattes is a major element that helped each one of these athletes
achieve these honors.
Not an athlete? Hate or dread going to the gym? No
problem. Active Stretching is suitable for all ages, all levels of fitness, or
the lack of fitness. Active Stretching is adaptable to whatever you are able to
do comfortably. You are never pushed into doing what your body can't do, or you
do not want to do.
And possibly most important, Active Stretching is
ENJOYABLE STRETCHING. If you want to stretch but have been bored in the past
doing stretches that you held for 5, 10 or more seconds, Active Stretching for
EveryBODY is for you. Most first time students of the Active Stretching for
EveryBODY classes are impressed at how quickly the hour has gone by and how good
they feel, without any boredom.
| Barry Bailey leads an Active
Stretching Workshop for the men at the
May 2009 Massachusetts Men's Gathering (MMG). Here, the men are improving
their posture by doing the Da Vinci Stretch with Barry.
Photo courtesy Turner Photography, Malden, MA
(C) 2009 Joe Turner
No Class Blocks that force you to attend class on a fixed schedule, or forfeit
the money you paid.
No fixed time frame that you must lock into.
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday Full-Body classes are the same class format. Each
class can be adjusted to meet the specific needs of the participants of the
class on that class day.
Biography offers more information about him.
Active Stretching is the
Stretching of Champions
Only In Maynard
Active Stretching for EveryBODY classes are
unique. It's a one-of-a-kind class. To my knowledge, no other class like it is
offered in New England. No other on-going class that is specifically based on
the Active Isolated Stretching of Aaron Mattes is available to New Englanders.
The nearest class that comes close to being like this class is offered in New
York City by Jim and Phil Wharton, my original teachers. My class is special
because it offers state-of-the art stretching to EveryBODY, right here in
My class atmosphere is different as well. We are not a
Gym. We do not attempt to be anything like a Gym. The classroom is intimate,
peaceful, relaxing and absolutely non-competitive. There are no crowds, no
bright lights, no clanking weight machines or hand weights, no loud music and no
Active Stretching for EveryBODY classes are unique in
its broad range of attendees. The ages of students attending have ranged from
those who are eight years old to those in their mid eighties, all working
together and enjoying each other's company. It is not unusual to see a parent or
relative and child attending together, or occasionally entire families.
The fitness level of those attending these classes also
ranges from individuals who can barely move, to elite and semi-elite athletes,
as well as everything in between. Some athletes who attend regularly include
runners, dancers, speed skaters, bodybuilders, rowers, hikers and cyclists.
Fitness Trainers also attend and enjoy our class.
Also, your physical size or your level of fitness
doesn't matter. We welcome students of every size and shape and every fitness
level to attend and benefit from the Active Stretching Classes.
If going to the gym doesn't appeal to you and has kept
you from exercising, this class is worth trying. You will be welcomed no matter
what your age or fitness level. This class is for EveryBODY.
Take your first Active Stretching for EveryBODY Class
FREE to learn if it is right for you!
Barry L. Bailey,
MS, LMT, Active Stretching Instructor/Coach
NOTE: Space is sometimes limited. Please
call ahead (978 897-0110) or Email Barry at
email@example.com to check
if there is still space available in the class you wish to attend.
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Stretching Classes with Barry
Classes are One Hour in Length
- $15 per
Prepaid 10 classes for $120 (save $30)
Budget Stretcher Cards
are valid as long as this class is offered.
It does not expire in ten weeks.
Active Stretching Classes
10 Classes with Barry - $120
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Private Stretching Instruction
with Barry "BB" Bailey, MS, LMT
Barry "BB" Bailey, MS, LMT, Active Stretching Instructor/Coach is available for
Private Stretching Instruction, Assisted Stretching Sessions and Stretch
Coaching Sessions. In a Private Stretching Session, you can learn Active
Isolated Stretching from scratch, learn additional new stretches or perfect the
stretches you already know.
Private Stretching Sessions can be helpful as muscle
maintenance or for rehabilitation from muscle soreness or from an injury. These
sessions do not include Massage, only Stretching.
Private Stretching Sessions are useful for individuals
of all levels of physical fitness and all ages from youngsters to the
Sessions can incorporate Active Stretching, Passive
Stretching, or a combination of both. In a Passive Stretching session, the
therapist does all of the work. This is sometimes a good way to start a session
when muscles are hyper sensitive.
A better, more effective approach is done with the
stretcher being active with the therapist guiding and offering assistance with
each stretch. Gains are faster and longer lasting with Active Stretching.
Private sessions can help an athlete to increase Range
of Motion (ROM), flexibility and muscle strength. Active Stretching will help an
athlete to train and perform longer and better, and help to keep them pain-free
and injury-free. Numerous Olympic Athletes, here in the USA as well as abroad,
use Active Isolated Stretching as an integral part of their training. Many have
won Olympic Medals and other awards.
Stretching after your workout at the Gym is the best
compliment to exercise that you can do. Your muscles will feel better, recover
sooner and grow faster.
Yoga Practitioners will find they can do a much better
Yoga class after complimenting it with an Active Stretching session. Yoga
Bhusahn Yogi Vinay Rai stated, “You should stretch to do Yoga. You should not do
Yoga to stretch.”
Private Stretching Sessions are held in the STAR Tech®
Healing and Learning Center where there is plenty of space to move freely.
To learn more about Active Isolated Stretching go to
Barry Bailey assists Jack
Casey in a Private Active Stretching session.
Photo courtesy Community Newspaper Company
Karen Sparacio, Photographer
In-Person Stretching Sessions
Discounts for Full-Time Students and Seniors
Private Stretching Session with Barry
60 Minutes $90
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Please arrive early
so you have time to prepare properly for that class. Allow sufficient time
before class is scheduled to start, to change your clothes, go to the
bathroom, pay any fees that are due, or to fill out paperwork.
If this is your first time attending the class, please allow time to fill
out in-take paperwork as well as time to discuss with your Instructor, your
goals in taking the class, pus any physical or medical conditions you have
that may require attention or modification during the class.
your teacher before class of any injuries,
special health conditions or restrictions you have, that the teacher should
Wear comfortable clothes that will not restrict your
movement. You are free to wear as much or as little as you wish. We have a
changing room available next to the classroom.
Bring a Yoga mat,
beach towel or blanket to the Active Stretching Classes to use as your
personal space in class. Yoga mats are available to borrow here iin the
remove your shoes
before entering the classroom.
turn off your cell phone,
pager or any other electronic equipment that can make noise, and disrupt the
refrain from wearing strong fragrances.
Some people are allergic to strong odors. Others may not find your favorite
fragrance as pleasant as you do.
Egos and attitudes
should be left outside the classroom.
We emphasize that you work to do your best, without regard to what anyone
else is doing or is capable of doing.
Approach each class
with an open mind.
Be receptive to new ideas and new approaches.
Take time after
class to reflect
on what you did in class and what new techniques or information were offered
during each class. Work to do your best. Leave your daily world outside the
classroom, and make this time your own.
your strengths and weaknesses,
accepting them as a part of who you are in being a unique human being.
Help us to grow. If you have enjoyed taking a class,
please tell your friends, neighbors, co-workers and family to come and take
a class too.
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This page was updated
January 23, 2022
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