For thousands of years, moving was living. Literally. If you didn’t move, you died.
Survival meant you walked, ran, climbed, threw, jumped, carried, crawled, and balanced on a daily basis.
But as modern humans, we’ve lost our ability to move with ease.
Don’t get me wrong. I’m not knocking advancement and technology. But sitting at desks all day staring at phones and computers has wreaked havoc on our bodies.
Now you’re probably thinking, “Wow, thanks for the depressing lecture, Stephen. So what’s the good news?”
Inhabit your body like a pro while others become slaves to theirs.
There’s an antidote to health complications caused by modern life.
Natural movement training benefits every aspect of your daily life.
In fact, it’s the single most important factor I’ve seen for long-term, pain free mobility and vitality.
While everyone else sits around watching their body degrade…
You’ll increase your agility, nimbleness, and health. It doesn’t matter if you’re a stay at home mom or an athlete…
18 or 80…
Work an active job or sit at a desk…
Natural movement training reclaims your ability to move with ease and adapt to new activities. Muscles work more efficiently and joints move more freely, allowing you to:
✓ Safely perform daily activities.
Every day, I meet people suffering from injuries caused by their normal daily routines. Whether you’re chasing kids, exercising, or working around your house or at your job, do it without waking up the next day in pain.
✓ Heal old injuries.
Maybe you’re dealing with an old, nagging injury. It’s keeping you from the things you love, robbing you of strength, ease of movement, and confidence. It’s increasing the stress on the rest of your body, causing even more problems. And worst of all, it fouls up the enjoyment you used to get from an active life. Natural movement training can help heal it and keep it gone.
✓ Prevent new injuries.
Repetitive motion, overused muscles, restricted joints, … all of these are injuries in the making. And whether you sit at a desk all day or run 50 miles per week, the results are the same– your quality of life deteriorates. But with proper movement training, you’ll decrease those negative effects on your body and reverse the accumulated strains of your life, work, or sport.
Whether you want…
✓ Your own simple daily routine for pain relief,
✓ Increased strength and mobility in your body,
✓ More fluid movement patterns, or
✓ A deep and complete personal movement practice,
Natural movement training at Asheville Pain & Performance will get you there.
What kind of natural movement training is right for you?
Everyone’s situation is different. So rather than a one-size-fits-all training format, Asheville Pain & Performance offers a variety of options. Click on the following sentence that best describes you to jump to the appropriate section if this page.
Therapeutic movement sessions for pain and injury management.
Pain and injury management sessions focus on healing the source of your pain instead of simply masking it. Most people get relief in just a few sessions. You’ll also learn how to keep your pain from coming back with daily movement exercises you can do on your own.
Each session is tailored to you, your needs, and how you want your body to feel. The therapeutic exercises help align the body properly so you can enjoy ease of motion and the pain relief you need.
Natural movement therapy is the perfect compliment to clinical massage treatments from Asheville Pain & Performance, or other therapies you may be doing. Email or call 828-231-5031 to schedule a session.
You can read more about integrated pain management treatment by clicking here. If you’re a recreational or competitive athlete, explore how integrated treatments can boost your athletic performance.
Natural movement training group classes.
Whether you’re a fitness newcomer or a seasoned pro, one thing is for sure…
Exploring and discovering with like-minded people is fun. And with regular attendance, you’ll find yourself moving with strength, grace, and ease.
Our group classes explore a broad range of movement ideas and possibilities. They’re designed so you can work at your own skill level while receiving individual attention from our instructors. We not only teach skills through instruction, but also through games that allow you to increase your skill in a relaxed and fun environment.
Natural movement classes will help you increase joint mobility, generate relaxed power, improve balance and coordination, and refine both internal and external awareness of your body.
Getting started is easy. Just show up (now, how easy is that?). New group classes are on the way, so click here to get on our notification list. You can contact me if you have any questions about the classes.
Personal, guided natural movement training.
Personal movement training from Asheville Pain & Performance is a deep study of human movement as it relates to your unique life and goals.
Guided practice allows you to follow a training progression built specifically for you…
So it doesn’t matter if you’re new to movement training, or a long-time practitioner or teacher looking for new insights.
We’ll begin by ensuring a solid foundation of movement principles, including healing any old injuries. Then we’ll add successive layers at a pace that challenges you while allowing you to progress safely.
With every new layer you’ll analyze how your body moves through each range of motion, correct posture and holding patterns, and explore the micro-movements underneath each larger movement.
In the end, you’ll maximize your body’s power generation, responsiveness, adaptability, and resilience…
Saturate your body with awareness…
And test what you learn through various stages of interaction and complexity.
While many of the principles you’ll test come from traditional and internal martial arts, we’ll help you understand each one in the context of anatomy, biomechanics, and biological design.
Due to the intense personal attention, the number of students is limited. Learn more about beginning your guided practice and check availability by emailing Asheville Pain & Performance or calling 828-231-5031.
If you have questions about natural movement training or other services at Asheville Pain & Performance, please contact us.
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Have questions about personalized natural movement training?
or call me at 828-231-5031.