If you’re looking for a way to stay active and mobile as you age, assisted stretching could be a great option for you. This type of stretching is safe and effective for aging bodies, and can help improve their activity levels and flexibility. Assisted stretching can also be customized to each individual’s needs, so it’s a great way to get started on your movement goals. Keep reading to learn more about how assisted stretching can benefit aging bodies!
What is Assisted Stretching and What Are the Benefits for Aging Adults?
Assisted stretching is a really great way to stretch out your body and increase flexibility. It’s a fantastic form of low-impact movement that consists of being assisted by a trained Stretchologist who helps you move your limbs through various range-of-movement stretches in order to ease tension and prmote flexibility. Since it involves the help of another person, this also promotes collaboration and connection for those individuals doing it together. Plus, when done correctly, not only does it help you move better but can also help reduce stiffness and overall muscle soreness by increasing the production of endorphins; the brain’s natural feel good hormones.
How to Get Started with Assisted Stretching?
If you’re looking to learn assisted stretching, the best place to start is with an experienced and certified professional. Stretch 22’s Stretchologists all have completed a 36 hour training program designed by an Olympic Athlete & Sports Chiropractor and all have a background as a fitness trainer, fitness coach or physical therapy or massage therapy. They can provide guidance on stretching specifically designed for your body type and fitness level. Assisted stretching is a great way to alleviate muscle stiffness, improve flexibility, and expedite injury recovery – provided you take the proper precautions. Once you have familiarized yourself with the theory of assisted stretching, you can begin exploring different types of stretching styles to find what works best for you while being mindful of any existing medical conditions or restrictions.
Are Their Different Types of Assisted Stretching?
Assisted stretching can take many forms, from basic static stretches with a partner to more intense vibrastretching. Stretch 22’s Vibrastretch™ is a series of assisted active stretches, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF), and cutting edge VibraCussor.
Our focal vibration therapy allows us to painlessly release stubborn, local fascial tightness. The VibraCussor instrument’s gentle stimulating action paired with PNF increases blood supply to the area and increases firing of mechanoreceptors within the involved muscle and connective tissue thus eradicating nerve interference and pain.
This form of assisted stretching is popular among athletes and fitness enthusiasts who enjoy the enhanced results it provides compared to traditional stretching. With vibrastretching you’re able to target larger muscle groups as well as small, hard-to-reach areas of the body where static stretching alone might not be as effective. It’s certainly worth exploring different types of assisted stretching to find which one works best for your needs!
When it comes to doing assisted stretching, weekly sessions are a great way to ensure your body is staying flexible. Best of all, these weekly stretches don’t need to take more than 25 minutes of your time and can be done at any of Stretch 22’s four locations in Downtown Seattle, Madison, South Lake Union or Bellevue. Assisted stretching weekly will become a cornerstone of keeping your muscles healthy, flexible and keep you enjoying your daily activities.
Tips for Getting the Most out of Your Assisted Stretches?
If you’re looking to get the most out of your assisted stretching session, there are a few tips you can keep in mind. To engage your muscles, follow your Stretchologists prompts to actively resist the force your Stretchologist is providing and consciously push back during each stretch. It’s also important to take breaks in between stretches and have a conversation with your Stretchologist about how you’re feeling throughout the session so they can adjust accordingly. Be mindful of your breathing; focus on deep breaths as you bring each stretch further down into the muscle and maintain a consistent rhythm throughout. Lastly, don’t forget to enjoy it – assisted stretching sessions are an amazing way to connect with another person while helping both of you reach new levels of flexibility!
While everyone’s stretching habits may differ, the key to making assisted stretching part of your routine is consistency. Regularly scheduling assisted stretching sessions can help you feel more limber, reduce aches and pains, improve body alignment and posture, increase performance in movement patterns, protect against injuries and relieve mental stress.
All of these benefits make it worth giving assisted stretching a try—there is truly something for everyone in this practice. If you want to take your stretching routine to the next level, then don’t hesitate to book a session with on eof our Stretchologists. With their expertise and guidance, they can customize a plan that will work best for you. So what are you waiting for? Book your stretch today!
Never been stretched at Stretch 22 before? Then take advantage of our first stretch deal. Get a 50 min full body assisted stretch for $67. Regularly $119! Book at stretch22.com/schedule