We thrive for balance and wellness.
When the body is in balance, there is no pain or disease. The self-care and recovery boost of massage therapy, stretching, relaxation, meditation, energy work, and other therapeutic modalities are major steps toward wellness. Incorporating massage therapy and stretching into the weekly routine provides many health benefits that you can add to your wellness strategy and offers a complete package to your wellness. It will help improve circulation while diminishing crystallization and calcification. The result is a well-balanced body - more responsive to mobility, flexibility, and the body’s natural relaxation response.
As sports enthusiasts, we understand the demands of sports and life on us. At PowerStretch Wellness, we believe that Massage and Bodywork implement a proactive-restorative routine, which is essential to every person and athlete’s performance. It is beneficial for the athlete who seeks to improve performance, expedite recovery, and tackle pre-rehab and rehab and for anyone who seeks to live pain-free and significantly maximize their strength.
The two main techniques that Kurt applies are Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) and Muscle Release Technique (MRT)
Kurt was born and raised in Orlando, FL. After spending over 20 years working in corporate retail, he put his passion for health and helping people into the massage therapist profession. Kurt enjoys cycling, swimming, hiking, inline skating, yoga, playing guitar, and watching his sports team compete. In his spare time, he enjoys performing comedy standup. He is married to Celia, a certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Success and Life Coach, and Running Coach. Their beloved furbabies are R2-D2 - an energetic Jack Russell; Loki, a mix-terrier; and Odin, a grumpy-loving cat.
Certified Licensed Massage Therapist (MA#43734)
Certified Personal Trainer
Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist
Certified Success and Life Coach
Qi Gong Practitioner
Nationally Certified Licensed Massage Therapist (MA#43734)
Over 18 years of experience has allowed him to explore and research modalities such as Swedish, Deep Tissue, Shiatsu, Sports massage, Thai massage, Myofascial, Aromatherapy, Reflexology, and Cranial Sacral massages.
Certified AFAA Personal Fitness Trainer
with over 18 years of experience
The focus is to incorporate these two modalities to address and lengthen all 634 muscles in the body through deep tissue massage. Most non-stretching modalities can only handle about half of the tissue in the body, making them only 50% effective.
Supreme Science QiGong Center by Jeff Primack
Qi Gong Practitioner
Usui Shiki Ryoho Method
CORE Method of Success and Life Coach
NLP Practitioner Training (in progress)
Create Your Life Seminar
Board Certification by the International Board of Coaches and Practitioners
The Landmark Forum
The Advanced Course
Kurt's keen knowledge of the human body structure gives him a deep understanding and empathy of the difficulty in dealing with chronic pain and discomfort, lack of enthusiasm, and ongoing setbacks that impact sports performance and everyday life.
M.R.T. and A.I.S. modalities are based on a 2-second rhythmic active stretching in all angles, working with the breath. These modalities allow the activation of the opposite muscle being stretched to use reciprocal inhibition so that the pulled muscle can relax and be lengthened. Lengthening occurs without causing the muscle to contract (stretch reflex) – the body's natural defense mechanism. When a stretch is held for more than 3 seconds, it activates the stretch reflex. The result is that the muscle tenses up, straining the tendons, reducing circulation, and creating muscle memory of a contracted state - not very therapeutic.
During a bodywork session, he analyzes each client's needs to determine where tension is being held and how it impacts other body areas. From then on, Kurt will develop a custom plan based on each individual's needs while teaching the client how to maintain the progress achieved. The aim is to give the most effective and thorough therapy possible in the time allowed.
Kurt's expertise in A.I.S. and M.R.T. brings a dynamic approach and purpose to achieve mobility, range of motion, relief, and prevention from pain. His skill allows for complete bodywork by focusing first on breaking up scar tissue, loosening crystallization and calcification, restoring total circulation, releasing tension and lactic acid, and freeing up the joints. The result is flexibility and a true origin of rejuvenation.
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