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STAR Tech healing And Learning Center
Active Stretching Classes are on-going classes. They have been offered at the
STAR Tech Healing and Learning Center in Maynard, Massachusetts since 2003.
Classes meet three times each week. See the schedule below.
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 each
week, or no classes at all.
Newcomers are welcome at each class.
Your first class is FREE.
Drop-in fee is $12 per class. Discount Cards are available
and are valid indefinitely, so you don't forfeit your money if you miss a 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 Connection.
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 possible injury.
Active Stretching is FUN stretching. Active Stretching is
never boring. The class moves along quickly. It is energizing, and fun as well as relaxing.
Important: Before attending an Active
Stretching class, please check the
an up-to-the-minute schedule of classes, including any class that has been
Stretching Classes are ongoing
Classes are held at the
STAR Tech Healing and Learning Center,
14 Nason Street, Maynard, MA 01754
For more information call Barry Bailey at
Bailey Therapeutic Massage, 978 897-0110
E-mail Barry Bailey at
for further information
Watch for other classes as they are
added to this schedule.
Master Calendar for a complete schedule of
classes including no-class days.
Check the Workshops page for a schedule of one day
workshops that address a variety of subjects and issues.
Check the 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!
The 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
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Learn the da Vinci Stretch --
The most valuable
stretch you can do!
Break the Pain Code!
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
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.
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
in the class that you can use on your own outside
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
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
Classes are ongoing.
No Class Blocks that force you to attend class on a fixed schedule, or forfeit
money you paid.
No fixed time frame that you must lock into.
The 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.
your first Active Stretching class with Barry FREE
Biography offers more information about him.
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 Maynard.
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
NOTE: Space is
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
$12 per class
Prepaid 10 classes for $100 (save $20)
Budget Stretcher Cards
are valid as long as this class is offered.
It does not expire in ten weeks.
Take Your First Active Stretching Class with
Barry in Maynard
Active Stretching Classes
10 Classes with Barry - $100
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Private Stretching Instruction
with Barry "BB" Bailey, MS, LMT
"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 elderly.
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
| Barry Bailey
demonstrates the assisted Da Vinci
Stretch with Will McMillan at a Massachusetts
Men's Gathering (MMG) Workshop May 2009
Photo courtesy Turner Photography, Malden, MA
(C) 2009 Joe Turner
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
Discounts for Full-Time Students and Seniors
Private Stretching Session with Barry
60 Minutes $80
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
turn off your cell phone, pager or
any other electronic equipment that can make noise, and disrupt the class.
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 to you.
mentally present 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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