Advanced Stretching ...

A stretch is the movement of the two attachment points of a muscle moving away from each other, to allow the movement of a bone.

It is not just for people who are active sports participants, everyone needs a good stretch now and again especially if we are sitting at a desk all day.

I can combine 3 types of stretching into a massage routine or why not just have a whole session of stretching.

Passive stretching * - this is where you lie back and I provide the external force to assist the muscles being worked into its full range of movement within your pain threshhold

Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF)-this is a more advanced form of flexibility training that involves both the stretching and contraction of the muscle group being targeted.
PNF stretching * was originally developed as a form of rehabilitation, and to that effect it is very effective. It is also excellent for targeting specific muscle groups, and as well as increasing flexibility, it also improves muscular strength.

iliopsoasActive Isolated Stretching (AIS) * -is one of the methods of stretching most used by today's athletes, massage therapists, personal/athletic trainers.

It allows the body to repair itself and also to prepare for daily activity. This method of stretching is also known to work with the body's natural physiological makeup to improve circulation and increase the flexibility and range of movement of muscles, joints and fascia.

Please contact Alison for further details.