WORKSHOPS, WEBINARS, CHAIR MASSAGE AND YIN YOGA CLASSES
MYOFASCIAL RELEASE WEBINAR/WORKSHOP “HOW TO RELEASE MY CUMULATED TENSION MYSELF”
Why this webinar/workshop?
Working from home, stress, bad ergonomy have often physical consequences, as they easily accumulate on the muscles of the upper back, neck and shoulders.
In this interactive webinar(online)/workshop on site, I want to guide your staff members in how they can tackle this (accumulated) stress themselves.
Content of this webinar:
I begin the webinar with a self-test. Partly to help them get into their bodies, but mostly to let them feel where the tension is in their bodies. They can then focus on that during the practical exercises of the webinar, but also further after the webinar, during their (daily) exercises.
Using 10 slides, I briefly explain the background of these exercises, the importance of the connective tissue around the muscles and how this stiff connective tissue can be made supple again.
Then I guide them through a series of stretching exercises, all aimed at the stiff connective tissue of the neck, back and shoulders. I show these exercises, indicate on an anatomical slide which muscle we are working on and answer the questions of the participants.
After the series of stretches, I show how they can also use their hands and a tennis ball to address tension in the muscles of the upper body.
All of these exercises are simple but very effective, especially if your staff would continue to do the exercises necessary for them on a regular/daily basis thereafter. For this purpose, I provide a file in which all information and exercises are described.
The webinar/workshop takes 90 minutes.
A group of max 15 participants per webinar. More participants at the expense of the interactive.
Possibility of a webinar in Dutch, English and French.
Feel free to ask for more info, for my promo video (in NL, FR, ENG) or for a price offer.
YIN YOGA CLASSES (ONLINE OR ON SITE)
Yin Yoga focuses mainly on static postures, which are held for a long time (3-5 minutes). This allows you to penetrate into the connective tissue, so that tensions and blockages that have often been there for a long time can be released.
Where most sports involve contracting and relaxing your muscles, Yin yoga is about letting go of as many muscles as possible. You focus on the connective tissue and weights in the area where you feel the stretch. The connective tissue and joints are yin, because they are stiff and not elastic. The muscles are yang: elastic and soft.
Yang sports therefore focus on the strength of the muscles. However, it is not muscle strength that makes us fit, but rather the flexibility of the joints and connective tissue. Yin yoga is the way to repair and strengthen connective tissue and joints.
For example, if you have a sedentary job, you are straining the joints and connective tissue in your pelvis and back. Your muscles are constantly working to keep your body upright. As a result, they shorten. Yin yoga postures focus on stretching, rehydrating the (tense/dry) connective tissue.
In Yin Yoga you don’t have to do anything active to get into the pose. It is precisely by doing nothing that something happens. By giving yourself completely to the posture, letting gravity do its work, you will feel that space is created.
I discovered the benefits of yin yoga 10 years ago. I have deepened myself in it, first by following a weekly yin yoga class for 2 years, then by following teacher trainings with Joe Barnett and others and by developing workshops and classes from there.
Here you can find a summary of my background and trainings.
In weekly 60-minute yin yoga classes, I would like you to experience the benefits of this form of yoga.
These yin yoga classes will occasionally be supplemented with a more dynamic pose, the use of a tennis ball or yoga block , breathing exercises, meditation exercises,…
-1h/week, on location or online
-In Dutch, French or English
Feel free to ask for more info or for a price offer.
SHIATSU CHAIR MASSAGE
What is a Chair Massage?
A chair massage is a 15-20 minute massage where you are ergonomically seated in a specialised massage chair, with your face resting in a headrest. Your back and neck are fully relaxed while the massage therapist provides relief from muscular tension focussing on the back, shoulders, arms, neck, and head.
There is no need to change or shower because the massage therapist works through the clothes.
The massage chair is compact and portable, so the massage therapist can perform a chair massage treatment almost anywhere on-site.
What are the benefits of Chair Massage?
Employees are often slumped over their keyboards not sitting in proper position, straining in front of their screens for eight-plus hours a day. That’s why office workers often face serious neck and back pain, muscle soreness, and arm, wrist and hand issues repetitive strain.
A chair massage session can immediately help to alleviate the tension which has built up in neck, shoulders, back, arms, and wrists. Chair massage also has lasting physical effects that help boost wellness. A single 15-minute chair massage is a great stress management technique to reduce tension headaches and treat and prevent migraines.
Stress is an all too common issue many people face on a daily basis. While chair massage will not eliminate the stress from your job, it will make you feel better! Stepping away from that mounting to-do list for at least 15 minutes during your workday will do wonders, your mind and body will be relaxed