A woman visited a stretch therapist and afterwards, she hardly recognized her own body
When she told her 12-year-old daughter – a keen gymnast – that she was about to spend an hour getting professionally stretched every 2 weeks over the next 6 months, her daughter looked scared. The daughter thinks stretching is horrible because during gymnastics it can be painful. It goes without saying that she felt more than a bit nervous about it.
Soon she realized her worrying was all for nothing. Even though there were distinct moments of discomfort, she learned just how inflexible she was and the experience was far from painful. In fact, the session hours flew by as she was stretched in all directions.
For reference, assisted stretching is bodywork modality that permits a trained therapist to use range-of-motion movements to the body on a massage table, with the spine in a safe and supported position.
Subsequently, she hardly recognized her own body. The knots she was sure had taken up permanent residence in her shoulders had subsided and she left feeling like she’d had a great massage and a gentle workout all in one.
Stretch therapists usually say this is a familiar response from their clients. Many say many individuals profess to friends and family that they leave feeling like they’ve had a deep tissue massage.
Still curious about assisted stretching? As the name suggests, it’s stretching – but you’re able to stretch further and longer and more correctly than you ever have before. Some sessions will be performed lying down as the therapist leads you into positions and helps you hold them. Some sessions will be done standing up while your therapist helps you lean and twist and elongate your spine.
REACH’s 2 STEP APPROACH TO RECOVERY THERAPY
1. IDENTIFY THE ROOT CAUSES OF YOUR ACHES AND PAINS
At Reach, we start your Stretch and Recovery journey with your Mobility Risk Factor Assessment. This assessment allows us to pinpoint the causes of your aches and pains, muscle imbalances and weakness, and posture or mobility limitations. After your assessment, we can proceed to step 2!
2. CUSTOMIZE YOUR RECOVERY THERAPY PROGRAM
Based on your Mobility Risk Factor Assessment, a custom Stretch & Recovery therapy plan will be created. The program is designed just for you and will target your areas of concern and interest. Each session includes a balanced blend of Corrective Stretch, Percussion, Compression, CBD, and Heat Vibration Therapy. This takes the guesswork out of choosing the Stretch and Recovery therapies that will be best for you!