Assisted Stretching

stretchingIt’s important to keep your muscles, ligaments, tendons and joints flexible and mobile throughout your lifetime.  By doing this you maintain the vital element of mobility in your joints.  If we lose the mobility in our joints, especially in our hips it will be difficult to do many activities of daily living such as squatting, bending, climbing and even the most basic activity that we all do, walking.

The body is only as strong and competent as it’s weakest link.  By maintaining our mobility and flexibility we keep from developing a weak link.  Once a link or component or joint is compromised or limited the whole chain is compromised , ultimately leading to other parts being weakened or immobilized.

One of the most effective ways to keep your machine running in optimal fashion is through “Assisted Stretching”.  What exactly is assisted stretching?  This is when another person moves your muscles, fascia, tendons and ligaments through a stretch.  For example, if you are lying on your back and another person flexes or brings your leg up while keeping it straight, you will feel a stretch in your hamstrings.

A skilled and trained “stretcher” if you will, can put you through a whole series of stretches. It should be a very enjoyable experience.  I know I love it when I get stretched and so do all of my clients.  Some people hire me to only stretch them.

I usually stretch my clients on a massage table.  I immobilize one of their legs which gives me both hands to move their leg, gluteus and torso through a series of stretches.

Give me a call or shoot me an email and let’s get you on my table.

Chris