If you’re a part of the fitness community, you will know the importance of stretching to optimize your performance! But why would you pay for an assisted stretch if you aren’t an athlete and/or you can stretch on your own? Assisted stretching allows for proper recovery after a workout, helps you to maintain mobility, and can optimize your performance! Though it is true that you can achieve a great stretch on your own, working with a qualified Stretchologist can help you to achieve a deeper, more impactful stretch.
What exactly is the hype around assisted stretching and why should you include it in your lifestyle?
1. Improves Flexibility and Movement:
Assisted stretching allows you to achieve a deeper stretch than you might be able to achieve on their own. This is done through active stretching, PNF, and our VibraCussor tool. The VibraCussor instrument’s gentle stimulating action paired with PNF increases blood supply to various areas of the body and increases the firing of mechanoreceptors within the involved muscle and connective tissue thus eradicating nerve interference and pain. Through each of these stretching techniques, it can help lengthen muscles and improve joint mobility, leading to better overall flexibility.
2. Enhances Performance:
Athletes and fitness enthusiasts often turn to assisted stretching as part of their pre- or post-workout routine. However, this can help you to complete your everyday activities as well! Assisted Stretching can help to increase your mobility to help you run around with your kids, carry your groceries into the house, and move better during your workout! Eliminating stiffness and sore muscles allows you to be more active at any age.
3. Injury Prevention:
Increased flexibility can contribute to reducing the risk of injuries during physical activities. By targeting specific muscle groups, assisted stretching can address muscle imbalances and tightness that may lead to injuries. Minimizing muscle stiffness becomes increasingly vital for aging adults, as it helps enhance mobility, reduce discomfort, and support independent and active lifestyles.
4. Recovery and Relaxation:
Assisted stretching can promote relaxation and reduce muscle tension, which is beneficial for recovery after intense workouts or physically demanding activities. During your assisted stretch you can sit back and relax and let the experts take care of you! Our VibraCussor tool is gentle on the muscles and helps you to relax into each stretch.
5. Personalized Approach:
Your stretchologist will tailor the stretches to meet your specific needs and goals! We work with you to make sure you get the most out of each appointment and to ensure we are helping you work towards your goals, whether that is an athletic goal or a lifestyle goal!
Stretching has so many benefits for the body and will leave you feeling relaxed, more flexible, and some even report feeling taller!
Remember that everyone’s body is unique, so listen to your body’s feedback during your stretch session. Your Stretchologist will guide you through safe and effective stretching techniques, taking into consideration any specific concerns or conditions you may have. Throughout your appointment, your Stretchologist will check in with you to make sure you are comfortable and being challenged adequately. Be open and honest with your Stretchologist throughout your appointment to ensure you are getting the most out of your stretch!
If you haven’t tried assisted stretching yet, book an appointment and see what the hype is for yourself!