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Muscle Activation Techniques

MAT® looks at muscle tightness as being a symptom that relates to underlying weaknesses. When there is too much stress or trauma in an area of the body muscles won’t contract efficiently. This causes opposing muscles to tighten up.

 

Many modalities focus on trying to loosen up the muscles that are tight. With MAT®, we focus on the muscle weakness aspect of dysfunction.

 

Through specific use of activation techniques, not only do the associated muscles get stronger, but the protective tightening of other muscles goes away. MAT® works to improve a muscle’s contractile capabilities and the result is more range of motion and strength from that muscle & the corresponding limb. By improving these aspects, a person will see an increased ability for exercise and physical performance.

"MUSCLE ACTIVATION TECHNIQUES IS 20 YEARS AHEAD OF EVERYBODY IN THE TRAINING WORLD. IT'S OPENED NEW BOUNDARIES THAT I NEVER THOUGHT WERE POSSIBLE."

BRYSON DECHAMBEAU, U.S. OPEN CHAMPION

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Helping You Feel Better

MAT® is a tool to activate weak tissues and help you feel better. When all your muscles are in balance around a problem area you will restore proper movement - which in turn will reduce discomfort, tightness, inflammation and instability. Making you feel mobile wherein you're typically tight, improving your strength, reducing your healing time and offering you better movement & happiness.

IMPROVing YOUR PERFORMANCE 

Muscle imbalances in the long term can cause pain & injuries; however, in the short term those same imbalances can go undetected causing decreased performance. Traditionally there hasn't been a very effective way to reduce these imbalances and increase strength without taking time off from sporting activities, with MAT® you can see increased performance without time off. This is why MAT® is used by some of the best athletes in the country.

Find Out If MAT® Is Right For You

If you're suffering from movement issues, tightness, recurring inflammation or complicated problems traditional approaches haven't been able to solve then MAT® may be right for you. Let's book a consultation and discuss how I can help you! 

Meet Charles Lantz 

I've been an avid athlete throughout my life from playing varsity sports at the collegiate level to competing in numerous ultra-marathons and endurance events. I came across MAT® when I was a personal trainer, and began using it effectively on clients with complicated issues and the speed at which it helped them return to better physical performances was astounding! I progressively began studying MAT® and perfecting my skill-set to become one of the few Masters of Muscle Activation Techniques® in the nation. I've been able to focus on being an MAT® practitioner for the past decade working with professional athletes in the NFL, MLB and even members of professional ballet companies. However, I find the most gratification from helping regular people overcome recurring or troublesome issues due to muscle inhibition or weakness. I recently relocated to Bellingham from San Francisco and in my personal time I study topics in wellness, participate in endurance sports, go hiking with my wife and enjoy exploring new spots around town.

"If you’ve got chronic muscle pain, tightness, nerve tingling, muscles you think *should* be firing but aren’t, or anything else you suspect might be a muscular imbalance, go see Charles!" - Kerry V., San Francisco

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ADDRESS YOUR ISSUES

ACTIVATE YOUR POTENTIAL