What I Offer



Muscle Activation Techniques® differentiates itself from other techniques because it never attempts to directly lengthen or change the muscle by stretching, heating, kneading, or foam rolling. MAT® is not trying to “relax” muscle, but instead tries to “activate” the muscle, so that your body is better prepared to handle the forces that come from exercise and every day movements.

Helping You Feel Better

MAT® is a tool to activate weak tissues and help you feel better. Proper movement around your joints will reduce pain, make you feel "looser" wherein you're typically tight, improve healing and offer you a lifetime of better movement and happiness.

Find Out If MAT® Is Right For You

If you're suffering from chronic discomfort, acute movement issues 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 people overcome issues with back pain, plantarfasciitis, sciatica, shoulder impingement, SI Joint dysfunction and other acute and chronic issues. 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.

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