The formation of the flexit method
The initial form of the flexit method was created by Beáta Lenkei, a physiotherapist in Budapest throughout the 1980s and 1990s. The concept of Flexit is based on the concepts of Anna Dévény, according to which:
- The healing and development are two different activities
- Muscle (muscle-connective tissue) should be first made functional and can only be developed afterwards.
- Muscles do not function on their own but on a functional and topographical unit.
Beáta has created new movements in the passive stretched situations previously used by Anna Dévény, through her years of teaching in the medical faculty and the unique pedagogical attitude of the Pikler Institute. The approach of Anna Dévény was a personal manual therapy, whereas flexit was born, to be the therapy which can be performed in a group. Beáta’s method was further developed with the help of her daughter, dr. Nikoletta Horváth and her former student, Klára Groma, to today’s form.
What is FLEXIT?
FLEXIT is a hungarian acronym: FLEXibilitás (Flexibility) + Izom (Muscle) + Terápia (Therapy)
The key to the success of the flexit method is to recognize the importance of flexibility. Flexit is a special form of movement: a choreographed stretch that moves the whole muscle system.
Flexit as a new dimension of fascia therapy
Active movement has a beneficial effect on the body. During the flexit therapy, we take positions where the stretching allows the fascia to regain its elasticity. With the flexit method, we can reach deep muscle ourselves, where the foam roller can no longer reach (including the deep back muscles).
Our muscles are connected by fascia. Flexit’s exerecises are so complex that they are also suitable for treating connective tissues across multiple body parts.