Ever since your very first PE class in elementary school, you’ve heard that stretching is important. I believe stretching is equally important as strength and cardio training.

The number one excuse I hear is, “ I don’t have enough time” Over time, inflexibility leads to injuries. Whether it is on your long run or bike ride or waking up not being able to bend over.

Stretching is a healthy habit that really pays off:

  • Forego your afternoon caffeine buzz for a mid afternoon stretch break and you’ll be bright-eyed and raring to go—even at 3 PM. Spending just a few minutes stretching will invigorate you in less time than it takes your barista to whip up your usual mocha venti skim latte. Increase blood flow through your entire body—including your brain; stretching wakes you up and helps you feel less sluggish.
  • You will move around more easily, with less pain, and better balance. Regular stretching relieves stiff muscles and creaky joints. Focus on mobility by doing range-of-motion exercises—anything that keeps your muscles and joints moving through (you guessed it!) their full range of motion. Stretching helps with fine-muscle coordination- avoiding a tumble because your body is able to quickly respond in making small balance adjustments.
  • Your body will thank you every single day. Flexibility may not seem like a huge priority, but regular stretching will help you achieve better form in just about any activity and as you age, stay independent.
  • Are your shoulders practically touching your ears? Is your back in knots? Stretching can help tame tension both physically and mentally as it relieves tight muscles. Just don’t overdo it, especially if you’re wound pretty tight. You should be able to relax into a stretch. If you’re in pain, you’re doing it wrong.

This is just a few of the benefits you will receive from daily stretching. All I ask of you, is to start with 15 minutes a day. Within two weeks, you will feel an incredible difference in your life! And in three weeks, daily stretching will become another healthy habit.

Four Wellness offers assistance in stretching. You can add Table Top Thai onto your deep tissue massage or relaxation session or reap major benefits by scheduling a 90 or 120 minute Thai Yoga Massage session. Lay back and relax as I take you through a head to toe series of stretches and compressions on tight muscles.

Want to learn a 15 minute sequence custom made just for you? Schedule an hour and I will teach you a sequence based on your lifestyle.

Peace, Love, Lengthen,

Lisa

About the Author Four Wellness, llc

Book an appointment with Four Wellness and experience a higher standard of healing work. I assess each your complaints and get to know you, so I can provide best client health care on and off the table. Because I have a BS in Exercise Science, minor in Health Promotions, a career in Diagnostic Medical Sonography, and Health Education, my scope of practice in health care exceeds most therapists. From your first session, you will receive customized homework and each session we will build. We are a team and my ultimate goal is assisting and cheering you on, in living a healthier and pain free life. First time clients receive a, made from love, homemade Mustard Bath to enjoy a detoxifying, muscle relaxing, post session bath.  My table is customed low, generating more power, making your session exceedingly effective as I work deeper into the muscular layers. Above the table are Ashiatsu bars which further allows me to effectively work even deeper into certain muscles at a moments notice. Ashiatsu is a relaxing and deep tissue session to be enjoyed all on its own terms. You will instantly relax as you inhale homemade, made from love, essential oil blends. With my vast knowledge and training, experience a different massage each time as I tailor your session, blending my unique healing arts menu. While my speciality is in Deep Tissue, I do provide other services: Certified Rock Blade: Trigger point and myofascial release through Cupping and Rock Blade Therapy to break up scar tissue and adhesions resulting in frozen shoulder, carpal tunnel, tennis/golfer's elbow, decrease in shoulder and neck mobility, and more!  Vibrational Therapy: Ohm Tunning forks, Brainwave frequency, and Singing Bowls induce a deep state of relaxation, decrease inflammation and assists in pain/stress relief. Ashiatsu (Barefoot) massage Heat and Cold hydrotherapy Certified Thai and Table Top Thai: relax while I take you through a series of stretches and muscle compressions Foot Reflexology   Essential Oils   Book an appointment and receive a new level of care!  Peace, Love, Massage  Lisa Philomena  Owner of Four Wellness
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