With a background in physiotherapy and kinesiology, Douglas is the developer of the Be Activated system for achieving both immediate and long-term results when working with the body.
In addition to using it in his own practice with elite sportspeople and teams, Douglas’ pioneering approach is used globally in a wide variety of settings, with health and fitness professionals he has trained applying it with their everyday clients and patients.
“We can break through limitations in an instant and get the body working at unbelievable levels if we simply release it’s defensive patterns.”
The Be Activated system was developed to have immediately measurable and long-term results when working with the body. It’s been quite a journey…
Douglas Heel's Muscle Activation
The fundamental principles of breathing and movement drive each of us. Defensive patterns develop which then create muscle limitations that can restrict activity, strength and range of motion. Be Activated technique incorporates a series of simple muscle resistance and flexibility tests that provide a base measure. The manual techniques are applied and functional tests are repeated. The results are measurable and immediate, but what is most important is the feeling the body has returning to its ideal state of movement.
Learn and feel how these changes in your body and mind can improve athletic performance, bring you to a calm, focused and parasympathetic state, while preventing and reducing injury.
Now the fun really starts, based on the strong foundations you’ve built from Level 1.
The principles of Level 2 are to deepen your understanding of the techniques, and to answer any questions since taking Level 1.
By now you’ll have integrated the Be Activated system into your work, and you’ll no doubt be thinking – What’s next?! I want more!
You’ll learn how to apply the Activation techniques in wider functional situations, and we’ll address any challenges you might be experiencing with your clients. On Level 2 we’ll cover more Be Activated techniques to really dig deep, and I’ll demonstrate a full assessment and treatment on a client.
We’ll build on your knowledge by applying the techniques to movement patterns, zones of transformation, and exercise.
I’ll introduce new concepts around visual field stress patterns, and look at breaking associated belief patterns.
Be Activated Level 2 will reinforce the skills you already have and equip you with some powerful new tools.
A POWERFUL NEW PERSPECTIVE ON WHY THE BODY BECOMES DYSFUNCTIONAL….
Simple changes to incorrectly functioning muscles allow the body to make immediate shifts towards resilience, strength and speed.
The results are incredible. An Activated body will quickly change from a state of tension and pain, to a strong relaxed state of excellent performance. When we do the right thing, the body responds immediately.
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.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Our body has two priorities for survival; to breathe and to move – and without both – we will die! Our body finds ways to meet those priorities, and it’s willing to sacrifice anything else in order to do this.
An aligned body functions in a 1-2-3 sequence.
But these compensations put us at risk. Our body’s ability to overcome the stresses and pressures of life can result in reduced movement and exercise. Measurable reductions in strength, power, flexibility and endurance often occur, leaving our bodies less resilient, and at risk of poor performance, pain and dysfunction, both in the way we move and the way we behave. If you experience a traumatic event or injury, you’ll notice the slow and gradual decline in function and performance. These compensations then get tired, and eventually break.
The result is at best is a loss of energy, at worst constant chronic pain and reduced function.
It is almost inevitable nowadays – for everyone. And it’s equally simple to reverse when you really honour what your body needs to function correctly.
The Be Activated system starts by testing what your body is doing now, so that changes can be clearly measured. This is done by simple muscle resistance, strength and flexibility tests.
The next step is to activate the body to breathe correctly (nearly everyone still gets this wrong.)
Once the first priority is being met effectively, we run through the body’s sequencing patterns, testing and activating, so muscles and structures can return to their correct right patterns – they start doing their own job, rather than someone else’s. Then the body and brain can integrate and allow the you to work effectively and efficiently. A stress-free body can go back to working at full capacity, with full energy. The measurements are important, but what you feel is always foremost in our minds as we work.
It’s all done using Activations which can be used safely and immediately, in any setting.
That doesn’t mean you’ll suddenly be indestructible for eternity . Chronic muscle patterns will need reminding.
But the Activation techniques are simple to teach and offer unique, powerful tools for control over your own health.
Level 1 Workshop
22nd May 2017 ~ 9am-5.30pm
23rd May 2017 ~ 9am-5.30pm
Level 2 Workshop
24th May 2017 ~ 9am-5.30pm
25th May 2017 ~ 9am-5.30pm
Email: support (at) massagetime.com.au