Stretching

Stretching helpslengthen the muscles and improves range of motion.

The benefits of Stretching include:

  • Improved flexibility
  • Increased circulation
  • Improved overall posture
  • Stress relief
  • Relaxation of shortened muscles
  • Prevents injury if stretch warm ups are preformed prior to an athletic event.

The Difference between Passive, Active, and Assisted Stretching

  • Passive stretching is when an external force is applied to move your joints
  • Active stretching is when you perform the stretch and move the joints.
  • Active Assisted stretching is when you and a practitioner perform the stretch together.

When You Should Avoid Stretching

  • When you sustain an acute injury
  • A recent strain or sprain
  • Have a recent broken bone

At Noblesville Massage Therapy we utilize stretch along with massage to maximize making a difference in how you feel and move at the completion of the treatment session.