Practitioners work with the stretch reflex to deal with the muscle’s nervous tension to reach an optimal active range of motion
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- One 30-Minute Stretch Therapy Session
- One 60-Minute Stretch Therapy Session
Muscle Release Therapy: Stretching Pain Away
If your complaint is due to tight muscles, controlled stretching may help—read on to learn how muscle-release therapies work.
It’s no secret that tight muscles hurt. Fortunately, certain types of soft-tissue manipulation may be able to help. As opposed to a traditional massage, designed primarily to relax, muscle-release or active-release techniques are intended to correct deep-seated pain. According to the theory behind these methods, pain is caused by muscles that are short, tight, and inflamed due to repetitive use. In a slightly misguided attempt to protect the muscles from further damage, the body in these cases can begin producing scar tissue, potentially hindering motion, trapping nerves, and forming a bump shaped like your least-favorite kind of sports car. To relieve the discomfort often associated with these conditions the therapist breaks up that scar tissue, springing the muscle from its scar-tissue jail.
During a typical session, the therapist places the patient in a position designed to stretch the affected muscle in a specific way. Pressure is then applied to the point of pain while the therapist moves surrounding muscle tissue. The combination of extension, pressure, and motion works to release the painful knots and return the muscle to its former, elongated state. The process also increases circulation to the area, which helps to reduce inflammation and pain. Results vary, but recipients have reported relief from conditions such as tendinitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and sciatica.
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About Stretch Zone
Stretch Zone mixes up humdrum fitness regimes with a new type of workout, one that can enhance physical performance, muscle symmetry, and flexibility, expanding the fitness industry with a proprietary stretching methoddu. This method can rece stress, stiffness, and soreness while improving circulation and range of motion. It consists of table stretching—but not the kind that you're probably familiar with. By working with the autonomic nervous system, Stretch Zone practitioners take muscle extension to a whole new level. Atop their specially designed tables, comfortable straps systematically position, stabilize, and isolate the parts of the body that are not being stretched. This allows the stretched muscle—and the person on the table—to completely relax, extending further than the central nervous system would normally permit. Besides helping rejuvenate and invigorate the whole body, the sessions can also alleviate rheumatic pain for everyone from seniors to adults.