While stretching at home can be a great alternative, stretch therapy has proven to be very effective. During self stretching, your nervous system may have difficulty fully relaxing, and only a trained therapist can create the specific force needed to generate the traction for maximizing a stretch. Fascial stretch therapy teaches us that tight muscles in the back, hips, and chest can cause poor posture, which can lead to your lower back compensating and then developing pain. The lower back can also compensate for tightness in the hips and legs, leading to additional back pain. As the nervous system settles in stretch therapy, muscles begin to release tension, resulting in reduced pain. Releasing scar tissue and increasing space in compressed joints improves the integrity of our musculoskeletal system. Stretch therapy also plays a role in creating a body that is least vulnerable to injury by increasing blood flow, increasing range of motion through controlled movements, and strengthening muscles that have lost tone and relaxing muscles that have overcompensated. Increasing blood flow during stretch therapy also allows for faster recovery times. Less pain and less limitation in movement may also promote activities that support weight loss and overall well being. Our stretch therapy combines fascial stretching of the upper and lower body and is uniquely customized to an individual’s strengths and weaknesses. Our client centric approach focuses on mitigating injury and increasing mobility and flexibility while restoring quality of life.
Active Isolated Stretching