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Drake Reed, Pro basketball player
I've been playing professional ball for 9 years, and like most pros as we enter our 30's, we look for ways to prolong our careers. I'd never heard of Ki-Hara resistance stretching before I met Alison. Her knowledge and attention to detail is elite. Muscle stiffness is gone, flexibility is better, and I feel stronger around every joint in my body. This type of stretching enhances my day to day weight and sports training. I look forward to every session, knowing her methods are improving my overall durability and health.
Alison loosens the tightest muscles in my legs then takes me through Ki-hara stretches that feel wonderful--increasing my range of flexibility. Our goal is to strengthen my upper and lower legs to compensate for my lack of knee cartilage—now noticing a measurable improvement in the new pain-free way I can zip up stairways!
After months of physical therapy, I still had limited range of motion and pain in my right shoulder from a rotator cuff injury. With resistance stretching, Alison restored full range of motion and strength, and I now sleep at night without shoulder pain waking me up. I never would have been able to achieve the level of pain relief I have now in my hips, knees, and neck without the resistance stretching and mashing. Both have truly changed my life.
Alan Scher Zagier
As a lifelong competitive athlete, I’ve always recognized the necessity of proper stretching. But Alison’s mastery of Ki-Hara has completely changed the way I approach this critical task. She seems to have an endless supply of techniques in her tool bag, and consistently introduces me to neglected muscles/areas that I barely knew existed. Alison is kind, funny, and always learning- a true teacher. Whether weekend warrior or couch potato, you’re sure to benefit.
One reason I’ve found resistance stretching really works is that Alison and I can communicate what we feel while we are stretching. She is very knowledgeable and can adjust/control the movements as we go to make it work- a huge improvement over my just guessing about it or even a skilled trainer estimating results via visual cues. The direct contact makes a big difference on areas like rotator cuff, which requires a non-linear motion to stretch. Without her help there is no good way to really stretch those muscles.
After resistance stretching with Alison I always feel an overall sense of well being.
I struggled with muscular injuries and inflexibility throughout my collegiate athletic career, and discovered resistance stretching through Alison the summer after graduation. It’s been a total game changer for me- I only wish that I’d discovered it sooner. It’s a great alternative/addition to yoga for recovery and maintenance between lifting and hard workouts.