Assisted stretching is one of my favorite activities. Since most people have never practiced it before, I've always found myself in a position of educating others, both because I want them to be empowered with the skill, and also because of my undeniable need to have other people around to stretch with! As such, I've always aimed to make myself available to stretch with friends, so that all may serve as health mentors for each other.
After a few years of working in private sessions, some of the people I was working with began to ask if they could intern with me. They wanted to not only receive the benefits but also know how to offer value to others.
I've found that those who experience greater results are not those who try to go it all alone through self stretching, nor those who over-rely on a trainer to provide assisted stretching, but those who do both. And then there are the few that want to add the third option, which is to also learn how to stretch another person. This is when learning can accelerate significantly, provided the person wanting to do this has the proper biomechanics and level of health necessary to sustainably work on others without degrading their own health.
One of the main reasons I stretch people is so that I can continue to learn what it is that I need to know for my own health. Everyone I meet has a message for me and I think the same is true in reverse. I think that there is an opportunity to trade in this way with each and every encounter.
It seems that I'll always at the very least be informally educating people about how to stretch and practice assisted stretching, since it's one of my favorite personal activities. Over the years, I've also worked to educate people formally by managing and teaching certification/internship programs. I experience great joy in working with groups of people, teaching them all how to improve their own and each other's health.
Please contact me if you are interested in learning the ins and outs of this work, from superficial to deep. I'm happy to be surrounded by health enthusiasts. I'll be sharing more about all of this soon. Stay tuned.