MUSCLE ACTIVATION TECHNIQUES (MAT)

WHAT IS MAT?

Muscle Activation Techniques® (MAT) is a revolutionary, effective approach that assesses and corrects your muscular system. 

MAT explores what could be causing pain. Pain is an indicator that something is wrong- it tells you there is a problem. MAT has a series of checks and balances to see where there are muscle weaknesses / inhibition. These weaknesses can often contribute to the cause of pain. By addressing the imbalances in the muscular system, MAT can work towards resolving the issue.

WHY CHOOSE MAT?

MAT is unique in that it focuses on muscle weaknesses. When weak muscles are activated properly this can result not only in increased strength but also in an increased range of motion.

MAT can help improve athletic performance. By assessing the cause of pain, improving muscle strength (which increases range of motion), and testing and then correcting an individual's muscular capabilities, it allows athletes to enhance their performance when training and competing.

MAT can help to increase range of motion.  Your body can sense instability from weaknesses in the muscular system. Your brain then tells other muscles to tighten and limit motion in an effort to protect you. By addressing these muscle weaknesses and the resulting muscular imbalances, MAT can reduce the body’s response of tightening. Many professionals focus primarily on improving the range of motion of a client. MAT is unique in that it focuses on the muscle weaknesses. When weak muscles are activated properly this can then result not only increased strength but also in an increased range of motion.

MAT ensures that muscles can contract efficiently. Muscles contract when input from the nervous system reaches the specific muscle. Like the current from your car's battery, if there is a "bad connection" the motor won't respond. Similarly, muscles that aren't receiving proper input from the nervous system become inhibited or weak. This weak muscle loses its ability to stabilize joints and properly protect the body from injury.

MAT has helped professional athletes including Bryson Dechambeau, Hope Solo, Peyton Manning, Odell Bechham, Jr and many others, and it can help you!

Schedule using the Book Now button and receive $25 off your first session.

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING A SESSION

Your session begins with a review of your health history and a conversation about any limitations you are feeling in your body. 

You are fully clothed during the entire session (please wear comfortable workout clothing) and laying or sitting on a treatment table. You will be asked to resist pressure in specific directions. Manual pressure within your level of comfort is applied during the session. MAT is pain-free.

Jen doing MAT

YOUR MAT PRACTITIONER

JEN HANSEN HECHT

Jen has a strong background in human movement; her experience includes working as a Personal Trainer, gymnastics coach and stunt woman. As a life-long athlete, she sought out MAT to enable her to continue to achieve her goals. 

 

"When our body is out of balance it’s difficult to accomplish your goals. I find my mental and physical state are more in synch when MAT is a part of my life. I look forward to helping you find that balance".

LOCATION

Across from Infinity Park
Free two-hour parking available

HOURS

New hours (subject to change):
Monday - Friday: 2PM to 7PM 

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