Assisted Stretching is just what it sounds like – and allows you to experience a deeper stretch through additional, gentle pressure applied by your therapist.
Shortened muscles can become fragile and weak—adding unnecessary pressure on tendons and pulling bones out of their natural alignment. This can result in muscle, joint and back pain, as well as related injuries. One of the biggest benefits of regular stretching is to lengthen the muscles, thereby reducing the stress and pressure on the tendons and joints. Other benefits of stretching include: enhanced muscular coordination; increased circulation; increased energy; increased range of motion and reduced muscle tension.
Essentially, with your therapist’s assistance, a greater number of muscles can be more effectively stretched and trained through all their planes of movement – widening your overall range of motion.
THE TRUTH IS: Assisted Stretching is not for everyone. We strongly recommend that you come in for a Custom Massage first – here, you can take time to discuss your specific concerns and needs with your therapist to determine if this type of therapy a good option for you!