“Where there’s pain, there’s often a deeper problem or biomechanical imbalance. We not only treat the pain, but also work to remedy the root of that pain with every client.”
What are the benefits of Stretches?
Flexibility of muscles tend to get shorter as we age and continue to move our joints in smaller ranges. This can lead to stiffness and tightening of joints which can cause nerve involvement resulting in pain (i.e. tight neck muscles causing referred pain in the arm)
Changes in posture will cause shortening as well as lengthening of muscles (i.e. “hunch back” posture has longer posterior muscles and shorter anterior muscles). This will lead to dysfunction between muscle groups allowing more dominant muscle groups to tighten and shorten while creating more dysfunction. Continued stretching allows your muscles to stay at their opportune length to maintain a healthy posture.
Due to the mechanism of stretching the body increases its blood flow to the respected area, allowing nourishment and getting rid of any by products in the muscle tissue. Improved circulation will also help improve recovery time with muscular injuries and relieve tension.