What is Stretch Therapy and What Are Its Benefits?
No matter your age or level of activity, stretching is important for everybody. Whether you’re doing pilates or reaching for something in your cupboard, you want your body to work the way it should. Our goal is to help you move with freely with ease, without pain or discomfort.
There are 700 muscles in our bodies that are continuously working to move our bodies. Muscles take different sizes and shapes and arrange around joints in complex ways. Even simple movements can engage up to nineteen different muscles! Stretching is often neglected despite being a central and important part of fitness. Due to lack of experience, knowledge, time or motivation, many people skip the stretch. At Xtreme Cryo, we can create a personalized stretch routine just for you. We can teach you the highest impact stretches for your body so that you can start implementing a stretch routine of your own.
IMPROVE SPORTS PERFORMANCE
Above all else, we celebrate the freedom to move, to participate, and to engage in the life you want to have.
INCREASE RANGE OF MOTION & FLEXIBILITY
A proper stretching routine over time increases your range of motion and flexibility – making everyday tasks easier and improving your quality of life.
REDUCE MUSCLE AND JOINT PAIN
Stretching helps to alleviate muscle tension, reducing pain in sore areas and joint pain as well as aid in injury and pain prevention.
Proper alignment and balance through stretching helps improve overall posture and allows you to stand taller.
Stretching benefits both your physical well-being and your mental health, as it allows the blood and oxygen to flow better, improving mental clarity.
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM A STRETCH THERAPY SESSION
Stretch Therapy is similar to massage in that it is delivered one-on-one and on a table. Before there treatment begins, you will complete a health intake form and do a short assessment with your stretch therapist. Your stretch therapist will then focus on movements that target the muscles and connective tissue that surround the joints. The stretch therapist will move your body for you into postures that stretch specific muscle groups. To increase the effectiveness of some stretches, comfortable straps may be used. Your goal during the session is to relax, breathe and let the stretch therapist take the weight of your limbs and move you through the stretches. You should feel a stretch sensation, but never pain.