Japanese Restoration Thereapy | Integrative Yoga | Active Isolated Stretching

Japanese Restoration Therapy

Japanese restoration therapy has been practiced for more than a thousand years in Japan, where it was referred to as Seifukujitsu (the healing way). By the late 20th Century, this style of holistic medicine, which included a great deal more than restorative massage, had spread beyond the martial arts schools where it began.

For more than 5,000 years, Eastern medical practitioners have used massage, herbs, and acupuncture to correct health problems will occur when the body's natural energy flow is interrupted. JRT uses these principles to help restoration of energy flow and help the body regain balance, eliminating pain.

Effective Japanese Soft Tissue Therapy Successfully Treats:

Henry Okazaki, was the creator of Restoration Therapy in America, founding the Nikko Restoration Sanatorium in Honolulu in 1929. In 1942, President Franklin Roosevelt, a polio victim, was treated by Prof. Okazaki...and Roosevelt said Okazaki was the only person who actually helped him with his ailments!

Okazaki also treated dozens of other politicians and celebrities like George Burns, Charlie Chaplin, Carol Lombard, Johnny Weismuller and many others. Whether for Jujitsu training or Restoration Therapy, these celebrities often made Prof. Okazaki their first stop in Hawaii.

The tradition of experience, success and learning was passed down from Okazaki to Sig Kufferath, the professor's number one student, and over the past 50 years, this training has been passed from instructor to instructor, and currently, more than 6,000 therapists world-wide help tens of thousands of people reach their health goals.


Integrative Yoga: Tap into the many health benefits

Chronic stress can lead to a variety of health and emotional problems. Yoga can be an effective method to reduce stress and anxiety. Yoga's series of postures and controlled breathing exercises are a means of stress management and relaxation. Yoga is considered a mind-body type of complementary and alternative medicine practice. Yoga brings together physical and mental disciplines to achieve peacefulness of body and mind, helping you relax and manage stress and anxiety.

The core components of integrative yoga classes are:

Beverly currently offers one-on-one classes taught in your home or, if you prefer, in her space. She also offers Yoga with a Friend, so you and a friend can take the class together.


Active Isolated Stretching

Active Isolated Stretching works with the body’s natural intelligence to safely elongate muscle and deep myofascial tissue. Using precise bodily positioning, AIS isolates specific muscles for a stretch lasting no more than 2 seconds (yes, 2 seconds!). This 2 second stretch allows for optimal flow of blood, oxygen and nourishment without triggering the protective contraction of the muscle avoiding painful tears caused by prolonged static stretching. The stretch is repeated up to 10 times to gradually increase mobility in the muscle and joint. The isolated contraction builds specific muscle tone and strength and trains muscles to fire in the correct patterns therefore increasing bodily awareness and coordination.

There are many benefits of learning the method of AIS:

AIS teaches you how to isolate, stretch, and strengthen virtually every muscle of the body.

Beverly uses AIS as part of her massage routine, and teaches individual classes as well as groups how to use AIS to increase flexibility, improve posture, and relieve pain.