Thai Flex Fusion now offered at Healix Naples!

Are you feeling stressed, tense, or simply in need of some relaxation? Then it’s time to try Thai Flex, a unique style of massage that blends traditional Thai techniques with modern flexibility exercises.

Thai Flex is not your ordinary massage. It’s an innovative approach that aims to promote both physical and mental wellness by combining the benefits of massage therapy and stretching exercises. This combination provides a full-body workout that leaves you feeling revitalized and energized.

In Thai Flex, the massage therapist uses their hands, feet, knees, and elbows to apply pressure to the body’s energy lines, called “Sen.” These energy lines are thought to be connected to different organs and body parts, and applying pressure to them helps to release tension and restore balance. At the same time, the therapist guides you through a series of gentle stretches that target your muscles and joints, helping to improve flexibility and mobility.

One of the benefits of Thai Flex is that it’s suitable for all ages and fitness levels. Whether you’re an athlete looking to improve your performance, a senior looking to increase your mobility, or someone simply in need of some relaxation, Thai Flex can be customized to meet your needs.

The benefits of Thai Flex are numerous. It can help to:

  • Reduce stress and anxiety
  • Improve circulation
  • Boost the immune system
  • Relieve pain and tension
  • Increase range of motion
  • Improve posture and balance
  • Enhance athletic performance

Thai Flex is more than just a massage; it’s an experience. It’s a journey that allows you to connect with your body, mind, and spirit. It’s a chance to let go of the stresses of daily life and find inner peace and harmony.

So why not try Thai Flex today? Book a session with a certified Thai Flex therapist and experience the transformative power of this unique style of massage. Your body and mind will thank you for it.

Setup posture – why do we care about it?  

by Robyn Smith MSPT, SCS, TPI-MP2

What do you know about your setup or address posture in golf? Have you had anyone look at it? Have you seen yourself on camera or in a mirror when you address the golf ball? Setup posture is a very important piece to your golf swing. It is the starting foundation for your swing and the basis for which you move. There are 3 different classifications when we are talking about setup posture. 1) Neutral (or ideal) posture; 2) C-posture; and 3) S-posture.

The ultimate goal of a neutral set up posture is to allow your body to rotate fully around an axis that isn’t already blocking movement or causing inhibition of stabilizing muscles. C-posture, the rounding of the thoracic spine (or torso) from the tailbone to the neck, puts the body in an inefficient posture for the upper back to rotate well and stay in posture. The player is really only able to have a short and wide backswing from this setup posture without major swing faults coming into play. This position is seen because of a few reasons. One, is a physical limitation in the thoracic spine to extend (straighten) and rotate due to stiffness. Another is poor posture due to inhibition of the scapular stabilizers (muscle around the shoulder blade through the mid back), which is a strength and/or stability problem. And, finally this posture can also be due to the player unaware of good positioning or simply lack of knowledge on what they “should” do.

How does one improve a C-posture? It depends on the cause. The examples given above can basically be broken down into 4 categories. Mobility, stability, inexperience, other (non-physical).

1. Mobility Dysfunction: If this posture is due to stiffness of the joints of the upper back/thoracic spine or tightness in the pects and latissimus muscles, there are exercises that will stretch and mobilize the upper back to improve the ability to get into a more neutral position. Once more flexibility has been gained, we then work on strengthening the muscles to maintain good position in their newly found motion. Another region that can be inflexible and cause this set up posture is the pelvis. If the player is too stiff to perform a pelvic tilt, the upper body will bend excessively to address the ball. Click here for an exercise to help with mobility.

2. Stability Dysfunction: If this posture is due to inhibition (poor motor control or strength) of the shoulder blade stabilizers, there are exercises to facilitate good contractions and improve strength in this area. Click here for an exercise to improve stability.

3. Inexperience: This posture can be simply from lack of proper instruction or education, or not understanding a neutral posture.  Then, instruction on positioning and performing a correct hip hinge is sometimes all it takes.

4. Other non-physical issues: Clubs are too short, standing too far from the ball, or grip that is too much in the fingers of both hands.