Ki-Hara Resistance Stretching

Ki-Hara Resistance Stretching


What is Ki-Hara Resistance Stretching?


Ki-Hara is an innovative form of body work that simultaneously strengthens and lengthens muscles. The sessions start off with a modified form of Thai Massage known as “mashing”, where the practitioner uses their feet to warm up the tissues. After the mashing, individual muscles are strengthened and lengthened creating stability in the joints.


Does  Ki-Hara Resistance Stretching hurt?

The stretching itself does not hurt, however the mashing is similar to a deep tissue massage. Due to contracting the muscles while you stretch them, it is impossible to over lengthen the target muscles.

What are the benefits of Ki-Hara Resistance Stretching?


There are multiple benefits to resistance stretching including:

Builds strength in a joint’s full range of motion

  • Decreases muscle tension and trigger points that may have formed in your muscles
  • Decreases joint pain.
  • Instantly increases the length of a muscle, and the results last longer than any other form of mobility training.


What can I expect for my first session of Ki-Hara Resistance Stretching?

Every stretching session is different, however you can expect to get mashed (modified Thai massage) and have multiple muscles strengthened and stretched. After the session you should feel a noticeable difference in how the body is feeling immediately.

What does my fitness/activity level have to be to try Ki-Hara Resistance Stretching?

Ki-Hara if great for anyone from any fitness level. It doesn’t matter if you have not exercised in 50 years, or are an elite athlete, Ki-Hara will benefit you.


Will my Ki-Hara Resistance Stretching session be covered by my health benefits plan?

Because Alex is a registered massage therapist, Ki-Hara can be claimed as a massage treatment through your health benefits plan.


Alex is hosting an upper body Ki-Hara workshop on Saturday August 6th, 2016 from 10 am – 2 pm at the clinic. For more information on the workshop or Ki-Hara Resistance stretching call (403) 457-4378 or email appt@elitesportstherapy.com