The Value of Stretching

The power of stretching is often greatly underestimated. Often people can be unaware of the need to spend sufficient time holding stretches correctly and gently, so as to gain the full potential possible from their routine.

All stiffness and pain in the muscles is experienced as a result of poor blood flow, circulation and range of motion, which is limited due to a lack of movement and tightening of the muscle tissue. Stretching is the most fundamental form of exercise in keeping the muscles soft, flexible and also strong in the long term by increasing the flow of energy and blood throughout the body, thereby enhancing vitality, well being and structural integrity.

 
There are many simple stretches that can be done to avoid both injuries and pain, as well as assist in the recovery from both acute and chronic injuries. Keeping the muscles flexible and soft with stretching and movement is a vital key in maintaining health and longevity, preventing many of the ailments that come with ageing and physical stiffness.
Keeping the spine mobile, preventing degeneration, deterioration and promoting blood flow to areas that many people suffer preventable conditions with, such as the eyes, neck and head. Click here to see an old favourite photo album of ours, demonstrating some great simple stretches that can go a long way in preventing muscle imbalances, long term!

At Advanced Myotherapy we offer Myo-Balance classes for Personal Posture Correction and Pain Management. To find out more about how this training might be able to help you, call us or contact us via the website and we would be happy to chat about your personal condition.