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WHAT DOES STRETCH THERAPY DO?

STRETCH THERAPY CAN HELP YOU:

  • ​Reduce your joint pain due to tightness or stiffness.

  • Decrease your risk for sports related injuries.

  • Re-educate the neuromuscular system.

  • Improved functional movement.

  • Improve your posture & circulation.

  • Improve your joint range of motion. 

  • Improve lymphatic function.

  • Enhanced sports performance.

  • Increase your endorphin levels to fight depression & pain.

  • Look and feel younger.

  • Relax the body and mind while helping to repair.

  • Stretch Therapy is more effective & has longer lasting results then stretching on your own.  

 

 

Athletic Stretch Therapy is your go to place for the latest flexibility training and Stretch Therapy techniques. The methods commonly used in the Stretch Therapy sessions include but are not limited to, Fascial Stretch Therapy™ (FST) created by Ann & Chris Frederick from the Stretch to Win Institute of Scottsdale, Arizona and Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) created by Aaron Mattes from Stretching USA Sarasota, Florida.

Active Isolated Stretching is based off Sherrington's Law of Reciprocal InhibitionIt is a very effective approach to unlocking tightness in the joints. AIS is a whole system developed to stretch and strengthen the client.  AIS helps to restore and maintain optimum range of motion and function.

 

Fascial Stretch Therapy™ is built off the principles of PNF (Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation).  The focus is improving the movement throughout the fascial lines while reducing adhesions. It is a whole body, functional approach to improving mobility throughout the entire body.  

 

To give you a visual idea of what fascial lines are, here are some images from Thomas Myers Anatomy Trains book.  

Below is a video by Thomas Myers.

This will help you understand what is fascia and why it is so important for keeping your body in balance.

Fascia is the soft connective tissue made up mostly of collagen, which runs throughout your entire body and is connected to all of your body's important structures.  


Your fascia gets thicker, shorter and less pliable with injury, age, sedentary lifestyle, poor posture, repetitive movement, dehydration, exercise and overtraining.  Stretch Therapy counteracts this damage to your fascia. 


Stretch Therapy is a relaxing way to help you reach your flexibility goals while leaving your body feeling relaxed, light and free of restriction!