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What is Integrated Assisted Stretching?

Why Stretching?

Over time, our muscles and joints weaken, and the range of movement declines. This change can affect our mobility and impact day-to-day activities. In today's lifestyle, we spend much of our day sitting in front of desktops, laptops, phones, or other screens. We often do not have the opportunity or ability to stay active outside our homes. We have discovered that it is vital that we incorporate a stretching regimen or assisted stretching techniques into our lifestyle.

What is Assisted Stretching?

Incorporating stretching into a massage session offers a myriad of benefits. It enhances the overall therapeutic experience by promoting increased flexibility, joint mobility, and muscle relaxation. Stretching complements the traditional hands-on techniques by targeting specific muscle groups, releasing tension, and promoting better circulation. It not only aids in injury prevention but also alleviates chronic pain and enhances post-massage recovery. Additionally, the combination of stretching and massage can leave clients feeling revitalized, rejuvenated, and more connected to their bodies, making it a valuable addition to any massage therapy regimen.

THE EMS Integrated Assisted Stretch Session (IAS)

The EMS massage is unique to Effective Massage & Stretch and is only offered for 90-minute sessions. Your therapist will incorporate several stretching techniques throughout your session. There are several health benefits of EMS Massage, including:

Reduces Pain and Arthritis

The most common form of arthritis, Osteoarthritis, is considered a natural part of aging and cannot categorically be avoided. The gradual breakdown and eventual loss of the cartilage between joints cause it. When Osteoarthritis affects the facet joints (between two vertebrae), the resulting pain can be felt in the lower back or neck regions. Although it may be painful and difficult to move these joints, regular assisted stretching can help to improve muscle elasticity and range of motion.


Increases Blood Flow and Energy Levels

Integrating assisted stretching into your regular massage routine could improve blood circulation. This low-intensity form of stretching uses controlled movements to gradually increase your heart rate, blood flow, and body temperature.


Injury Prevention

Injuries, poor mobility, and general tightness around your body are typically caused by tight fascia, a cobweb-like tissue surrounding all your muscles, bones, joints, and ligaments. Without stretching your fascia, you could form adhesions that can inhibit movement throughout your body and even scar tissue, which can lead to injury and chronic pain.

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