Q-Stretch (Quick Stretch)
Presenter: Yuri Esperson
Hours: 8 Approved for PA License Renewal & NCBTMB Approved
Early Registration Fee: $175 (if paid 14 days in advance of workshop)
Registration Fee: $195
$100 Deposit required to register.
Times: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Q-Stretch is a one day workshop presenting a very effective and simple technique for performing a short 5-20 minute routine of advanced stretches. Open to massage therapists, fitness and yoga instructor and personal trainers. It is a shorter version of the I-Stretch (Integrated Stretch) method and workshop. This work includes elements of Shiatsu, Thai Yoga Massage and components that are unique to Q-Stretch. Client does not have to be undressed to receive a session affecting the entire body.
One of the unique aspects of this technique is the “Tourniquet Effect,” which significantly increases blood flow through the affected areas. Benefits include reduced joint stiffness, increased muscle strength and improved mobility.
Q-Stretch can be used by anyone as a daily routine in spas, gyms, corporate settings or anywhere space allows. It is great for athletes as pre/post and during events. Sessions can be done on a table but will work anyplace you can use a massage chair and may garner attention from people nearby. This can be a great methods to add to your practice and grow your business.
This technique has been tested in many sports events to sere runners: K2K run 2012 across India, in Himalayan Mountains, during 3,100 mile mile race in Queens, NY, Grand to Grand ultra 2014 and 2016 race in Grand Canyons (Director’s Choice Award).
Presenter: Yuri Esperson – Since youth, Yuri has been interested in the potential of the human body and mind. After earning a Master’s Degree in electro-technology at the St. Petersburg University (Russia) where he taught classes in his major and lead diploma projects for graduating students. At the same time, he dedicated himself to running. He spent time running across deserts and mountains for national teams, and went on to claim first place at the US National 24 hour race.
He got interested in massage as a natural healing art with a lot of potential; potential which he went on to explore and master. He received training in all of the mainstream modalities, and went on to be voted the best massage therapist in the Hamptons three years in a row. He was featured in magazine articles, and had an array of celebrity clients, while continuing his education and looking for cutting edge techniques. In 2005, he traveled to the London Center for Indian Champissage to become one of the first people in the US certified in the practice of facelift massage. He then went back to get his teaching license in order to share the practice. From 2004 till 2008 Yuri is also explore and master various Healing Energy Arts. Graduated from The Monroe Institute of Applied Science (VA) he studied Matrix Energetics, Yuen Energetics, Demancic Bioenergy Healing and created very effective healing technique using Psycho Kinesis.
Since 2007 Yuri is giving small group private classes in massage techniques. Since 2011 he is teaching in London Center of Champissage International (UK) Natural Facelift massage, Kansa Vatki Foot massage and other unique types of massages. Since January 2012 Yuri is an Instructor of continuing education at Swedish Institute of Health Science (NY, NY). Creator of Natural Face Lift Self-Care Massage and I-Stretch (Integrated Stretch) Yuri focuses heavily on practical results and he is committed to every student being able to apply the methods learned with the best possible results.
To register for this workshop call 800-860-1114 and place your deposit on a charge card or mail a check for the required deposit to:
Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy
3600 Laketon Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15235
Include check made payable to “Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy”, your name, address, email address, phone, name of the workshop and workshop dates. We will send you a confirmation in the mail. If you are traveling by plane, please confirm the workshop with the school before buying your ticket. Occasionally we do have to cancel workshops due to low enrollment. If a workshop is cancelled for any reason our liability is limited to a return of the deposit paid. If you cancel your participation in a workshop within 21 days of the workshop, there will be no refund if the deposit paid. Cancellation earlier than 21 days before the workshop will incur a $25 processing fee. The balance of your deposit will be refunded.