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Activation is a system where neurolymphatic reflex points (trigger points) and abdominal breathing are used stimulate muscles; this will lead to increased strength, resilience, and speed.
Self-Activation Sticks allow you to perform effective activation techniques to yourself. Deep Tissue Massage, Trigger Point Massage, Neurolymphatic Massage Points, Be-Activated, RPR, etc all benefit from the use of Self-Activation Sticks.
Activation results are incredible. An Activated body will quickly change from a state of tension and pain, to a strong relaxed state of excellent performance.
Zone 1 Activation
Activate the diaphragm by running the thumb down the center of the sternum. Work on areas that are most sensitive. Yes, this really hurts. The whole process takes about two excruciating minutes. When finished, the body responds with an incredible belly-breath.
Next activate the psoas. In the photos below, an activation stick to activate the psoas. The stick is used for self-activation, otherwise it’s done with the thumb. The spot is two inches to the side and two inches down from the naval. The pressure should be up and in towards the naval as 15 belly breaths are taken.
Next activate the glutes by rubbing the bony ridges at the back of the head 15 times on each side.
Then rub the jaw line below the ear. This can be very sensitive. Open the jaw wide when finished.
More About Activation & Reflexive Performance Reset (RPR)
The Be Activated philosophy will change they way you work. Through activation, simple changes to incorrectly functioning muscles allow the body to make immediate shifts towards resilience, strength and speed.
Be Activated is used globally by elite sports teams, celebrities, the fitness industry and health practitioners alike. As well as treating injuries and enhancing sporting performance, it’s a powerful tool for stress management, and can quickly break common patterns of movement dysfunction and chronic pain. Excerpt taken from DouglasHeel.com
Be Activated is a constantly expanding and changing therapeutic and performance based system developed by Douglas Heel over 12 years ago. We encourage the body back into patterns of function that maximize both the body’s ability to heal and perform; we strive to meet the priorities of the body. Be Activated has a background principle called 123. It identifies the way the body is trying to meet its priorities, and what it has to sacrifice and put at risk in order to do this. We want to move the body into states of right sequence. To do this we use powerful activation techniques that give immediate physiological changes to the body in easily measurable and quantifiable ways. We believe that when you do the right things to the body, it will respond immediately. Excerpt taken from Be-Activated.com
What is the Psoas?