Benefits of Essentrics
Increases Strength & Flexibility
Essentrics® unique combination of stretching and strengthening methodically works every joint and every muscle group. Essentrics works to unblock tight joints by stretching and pulling the joints apart thus relieving the pressure and releasing the cause of aches and pain. Using the body’s own weight and the force of gravity to rotate, elongate and move the body through space is safe and still increases strength. Think how much your arms weigh as you lift and lengthen them out to shoulder height. Using your own body, instead of weights, it is easier to keep the correct alignment, work the appropriate muscles and not injure yourself.
When the muscles are lengthened while being toned the muscles flexibility also increases. After doing several Essentrics workouts most people’s bodies begin to change shape. In fact, Essentrics works exactly as a girdle, pulling the body inwards and upwards reversing the effects of gravity and aging. When the muscles are lengthened while being strengthened the muscles flexibility also increases. The unique flowing movements of the Essentrics program have been proven to simultaneously slenderize and tone the abs, waist, thighs, arms and back. So you not only feel better you your body you look better too!
Restores & Rejuvenates
If we don’t target and activate our muscles through exercise—we lose the cells within our muscles and our muscles atrophy and shrink. Mobility and flexibility decrease and pain and stiffness set in. By doing Essentrics we enable our body to remain ageless, strong, mobile, flexible and pain-free.
Essentrics stimulates blood flow, opening the capillaries and encouraging the pumping of other fluids in to and out of muscles. Circulation has many anti-aging benefits from improving the quality of the skin to increased energy. Increased blood flow helps to moisturize dry muscles, loosen tight joints, relieve pain, nourish the skin and remove toxins.
As the saying goes,” If you don’t use it you lose it.” Continually exercising with this unique fully body workout will make sure you won’t! Essentrics helps prevent muscular deterioration, improves posture, aids in weight loss, brings more fluidity to daily movement, strengthens muscles and relieves chronic pain making one feel years younger.
Essentrics® improves mobility by re-balancing the entire muscular structure and thus unlocking all 360 joints. Locked joints restrict range of motion; flexibility, speed and can create pain. Systemically re-balancing the muscles and working the joints every way they were designed to move increases mobility. Re-balancing the body is like aligning the wheels of a car. Like a car, the body takes slow thorough work to completely realign. All four wheels need to be rotated and balanced in relation to each other, just as all muscles and joints need to be. Adjusting one wheel does not make the others fall naturally into place.
The human body works on that same principal; pinpointing one muscle group and ignoring the others will create musculature imbalances and threaten structural alignment. Some muscles will weaken and some will become over worked if not re-balanced leading to pain and/or injury. Some joints will become stiff and painful if not “oiled” through thorough gentle movement. Essentrics is proven to re-balance the body, relieve pain, and improve mobility- so you can move freely and live actively- without pain.
Relieves Chronic Pain
Most muscular skeletal pain is rooted in muscle imbalance from a combination of weak, overbuilt or tight muscles and tight fascia. When your muscles are chronically tight the surrounding fascia (connective tissue that surrounds every muscle, organ and every cell of your body), tightens too. Over time the fascia becomes rigid, compressing the muscles and the nerves. Invariably the imbalance and tightness ends up damaging joints and/or leading to chronic pain. Damaged joints can be healed through regular gentle correct movement and the pain can be permanently reversed. As a low-intensity fitness program, Essentrics helps ease pain in feet and ankles, knees, hips, back, and neck by stretching the fascia and muscles as well as strengthening them. Doing Essentrics releases the stress on tight muscles, tight fascia and damaged joints that can lead to a healthier, pain-free body.
“Most chronic pain (80%) is caused by a mechanical imbalance in the body. A mechanical problem requires a mechanical solution and that solution is right under our noses—it’s free, and it doesn’t require drugs or surgery—it’s gentle re-balancing exercises,” says Miranda Esmonde-White.
Did you know to be healthy and feel vibrant, our fascia must be supple and hydrated? What is fascia? Fascia is connective tissue made up made up of tissue paper thin layers of fibrous collagenous protein. Each layer is divided by interstitium, which acts as a lubricant between the layers permitting the slipping and sliding action necessary for movement to occur. Fascia is what gives our body its shape. It slips and slides over every part of our body when it comes in contact with muscles, nerves, and bones. Large sheets of fascia help support our muscles and bones and act as stabilizers to maintain our balance. Some sheets start under our feet, wrap around our torso and finish in our hands. Others crisscross our torso, helping us maintain our shape as well as our balance.
When fascia becomes dehydrated from lack of movement, it congeals and makes us feel locked down and stiff. Congealed fascia is a major cause of many health conditions such as back pain, arthritis, fibromyalgia, tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, migraines and many more.The only way to hydrate fascia is to exercise it. Essentrics, being a full body program, deliberately engages all forms of connective tissue from fascia to ligaments—in every workout. The combination of various Essentrics techniques slowly executed help unglue congealed fascia, making movement easier.
“One of the most damaging consequences of chronic pain, whatever its origin, is the tendency to stop moving…. a deceptively simple exercise technique (Essentrics)… leaves no stone unturned as every part of the body gets attention, and restores harmony as it brings the body back in tune with itself.”
Helene M. Langevin, MD, Professor in Residence of Medicine Harvard Medical School