Your spine is a complex structure of small bones (33 vertebrae), cushioning disks, nerves, joints, ligaments and over 100 muscles. Located in your back, it is the true center of the body – without it, we cannot move. If you have ever had back pain, you know how it can debilitate you.
In fact, back pain is the most common condition, affecting 80% of people at some point in their lives. While you might feel the pain in your back, the root cause often comes from an imbalance somewhere else in your body. When a muscle is too tight or weak, it affects the entire body, pulling other muscles out of position.
Luckily, there is a solution! Full-body rebalancing exercises will help you become – and remain – pain-free. Essentrics® stretches and strengthens every muscle in your body, bringing your alignment back into perfect balance.
Let’s explore how physical activity like Essentrics® can help improve your healthspan on a cellular level.
Miranda’s Experience with Back Pain
“As the owner of a fitness center in the 90s, I was working on developing a new technique for my clients who were requesting a new program that was the opposite of aerobics, with its pounding movements and bulky muscles. At the same time, I was suffering from debilitating and excruciating back pain attacks which had gone on for years. My chiropractor’s treatments were the only moments of relief I experienced from the paralyzing pain, but they were expensive and didn’t last long.
I began to incorporate some movements my chiropractor did on my spine into my new program (along with exercises and techniques gained from my career in ballet, plus thorough research under the guidance of doctors and physiotherapists – setting the foundation of what would become Essentrics®).
Much to my surprise, after a few weeks of using my new technique, both my back pain – and that of my students – disappeared. Even today, I have to maintain my routine of daily rebalancing exercises. Keeping my back pain under control is a lifelong commitment, but a worthwhile one. Being pain-free is worth the effort!”
A Strong, Mobile Spine & Back
When we say Essentrics® works every muscle, we mean it! Our Trademark sequences – the flowing sequences that make Essentrics® so unique – are designed to rebalance the spine by moving it in every direction that it is designed to move. These sequences target everything surrounding the core, from the abdominals to the longer muscles running up the spine, and deep into the tiny multifidi muscles that connect each vertebra.
When cued to “pull up” in these exercises, valuable space is created between compressed disks. Resistance against the forces of gravity effectively strengthens muscles to maintain this space for long-lasting pain relief.
When your spine is strong and mobile, the rest of your body is supported.
By gently moving the spine in all directions, Essentrics® prepares your body to handle sudden changes in direction with effortless ease – no more worrying about “throwing your back out” with minor movements! When your spine is strong and mobile, the rest of your body is supported. Your posture improves, helping all systems in your body work more efficiently.
Don’t let back pain limit your potential – take control of your well-being. Incorporating Essentrics® into your daily routine can lead to a healthier, pain-free life by strengthening and rebalancing your spine. Your body will thank you for the support and mobility a strong spine provides, allowing you to live life to the fullest.
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