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Active Functional Release

Active Functional Release is a system that has been developed by our team of practitioners with expertise in various movement practices, such as yoga, tai chi, qigong, dance, and martial arts, as well as working with different therapists like massage therapists, chiropractors, physiotherapists, exercise physiologists, and strength and conditioning coaches. This system aims to help clients recover faster and regain movement and flexibility through a combination of techniques.

The approach of Active Functional Release involves understanding the underlying reasons for specific movement limitations in the client's body. This includes a deep understanding of anatomy, muscle insertion and origin points, joint articulation, and the interconnections between muscles and muscle groups. Factors such as posture and everyday habitual movements related to the client's profession and exercise history are also considered.

Through the use of techniques such as muscle stripping (a form of soft tissue manipulation) and joint mobilization, the system aims to improve the fluidity of movement and flexibility of muscles without causing excessive trauma to the tissues. The goal is to bring the body back to its optimal state by addressing the root causes of movement limitations.

Active Functional Release may be used as a complementary approach alongside other therapies or as a standalone system depending on the needs and goals of the individual client. It is important to work with qualified practitioners who have expertise in this system to ensure safe and effective application of the techniques. As with any therapeutic approach, individual results may vary and it's best to consult with a qualified healthcare provider to determine if Active Functional Release or any other modality is appropriate for your specific needs.


  • Increased flexibility

  • Better moods

  • Increased blood flow

  • Increased range of movement

  • Reduced strain

  • Reduced pain

  • Reduced inflammation

  • Reduced swelling

  • Speed up process of healing

  • Muscle relaxation

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