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LiquidBody Thursday Night Class

Ongoing, Thursdays 6:30-7:30 PM through May 23, 2019
Cost: $20/Drop In $85/5 Week Series
Contact: Emily Smith: www.emily-smith.com, 484-472-3626, embodysmith@gmail.com

Liquidbody blends mindful movement and stillness for softening, strengthening and connecting body, mind and soul.

Explore simple movement, myofascial release, stretching and strengthening techniques for treating yourself.
This self treatment/movement session is a fusion of the principles of John F. Barnes' Myofascial Release Approach, qigong, pilates, yin yoga and our developmental and functional movement patterns. 

Remodel your fascia by simulating the effects of myofascial release using foam rollers, balls, resistance bands, yoga props and various self myofascial release tools therapeutically. Connect your mind and body through awareness, breath and movement.  Lift and lower your own weight while changing shape and levels on all planes from the ground to standing.

Rediscover the art and science of communicating with the languages of the body.   

Movement, touch, awareness, sound, posture, breath and love are medicines that heal naturally

You will learn:

  • How to remodel your fascia using self myofascial release tools including a foam roller therapeutically 

  • Compression and decompression techniques to soften, lengthen and rehydrate soft tissues

  • Practice making daily activities opportunities for strengthening and relaxing

  • Create healthy movement habits and rituals in self treatment

  • Cultivate awareness 

  • Reclaim mobility, strength and balance 

  • Relieve tension, muscular soreness and restore sensation

  • Enhance energy and athletic performance

  • Improve alignment, posture, neuromuscular efficiency and sleep 

  • Core strengthening and breathing exercises

  • Break up scar tissue, adhesions and eliminate myofascial restrictions

  •  Prevent and recover from injuries

  • Identify and avoid reinforcing muscular imbalances

  • Change postural imbalances and compensatory movement patterns

  • Rest and unwind while you are awake

  • Self-treat, alleviate and prevent chronic pain without drugs/surgery 

The exploration of movement and natural healing is a life long journey for Emily Smith.  Her beliefs in alternative healing have been fortified by the experience of healing herself and helping others do the same since 1999. She feels honored to help others create change and happiness  as a myofascial release, movement and licensed massage therapist. Emily is heartfelt in helping others listen to the body's wisdom as the ultimate guide for mapping the treatment of the whole person body, mind and spirit and creatively shares simple and effective skills that treat and prevent chronic pain naturally as well as create resiliency and strength. Emily graduated from Penn State with a degree in Human Development and Family Studies. She has advanced training in John F Barnes' Myofascial Release Approach, is certified in pilates with the Physicalmind Institute and has completed teacher training in yin yoga, Women's Radiant Lotus Qigong and Original Strength.

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