Assisted Stretch Therapy
Assisted Stretch Therapy will work within your body’s own limitations and your fully trained Stretch Therapist will match the resistance of your body and muscles. This means they pay close attention to how far they can safely stretch you. With the assistance of a trained stretch therapist, you will go a little further into the stretch each time within a safe environment. No matter your age or level of activity, stretching is important for everybody. Whether you’re competing in sport, training hard in the gym or simply reaching for something in your cupboard, you want your body to work the way it should. Our goal is to help you move freely, with ease, and without pain or discomfort.
There are over 700 muscles in our bodies that are continuously working to move us. Muscle takes different sizes and shapes and arrange around joints in complex ways. Even simple movements can engage up to nineteen different muscles! Stretching is often neglected despite being a central and important part of fitness and general wellbeing.
How does Assisted Stretching differ from regular stretching?
With regular stretching, you do the work yourself. Some people find it hard to know the proper way to stretch and which muscles to focus on for optimal results. Without having the accountability of a regular stretch routine, many people will stretch minimally or not at all.
With assisted stretching, the work is done for you. You work one on one with an experienced Stretch Therapist who has knowledge of anatomy, physiology and stretching techniques, who will take you through a thorough routine of stretch, personalized for your particular needs.
During some stretches, you will be encouraged to completely relax your limbs to get the most out of the stretch. For other stretches you may be asked to engage and work the muscles. If you’re not good at stretching on your own, stretch therapy sessions can help keep you accountable to improving your body through stretching.
Book in your session today and experience the benefits of what an Assisted Stretch can do for you.
Benefits of Stretch Therapy
Some of the benefits of assisted Stretch Therapy include:
- Easing pain associated with tightness and tension
- Improving range of motion, flexibility, mobility and strength
- Improving posture, physical appearance and self esteem
- Counteracting the effects of aging
- Increasing overall fitness and athletic performance
- Reducing the risk of injury
- Encouraging relaxation and stress relief
- Increasing circulation and blood flow to the muscles, surrounding tissues and joints