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Resistance Stretching


RESISTANCE STRETCHING

The fundamental principle of resistance stretching is to strengthen the weak, sub-activated tissue, and open and expand the strong, dense tissue.  By following this principle, Practitioners and clients are able to restore balance to the musculoskeletal system, changing the way they move and reducing wear and tear on the body.  This is achieved primarily by using the eccentric muscle contraction – contracting a muscle while it lengthens – which is inverse to the more commonly understood concentric contraction (e.g. biceps curl).  While concentric contractions help to build strength in muscles, they can also contribute to the development of excess muscle tension.  In addition to the concentric contraction, some other causes of tension imbalance include physical injuries, lengthy sedentary positions, and emotional trauma.  While excess muscle tension can reduce flexibility, create “knots”, and decrease range of motion, thus reducing functionality, reduced tension and weakness from lack of use or traumatic injury can also cause joint alignment issues that lead to chronic pain and reduced function.


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The Genius of Flexibility


GOALS
  • STRESS MANAGEMENT
  • INJURY PREVENTION
  • REHABILITATION
  • POSTURAL CORRECTION
  • FITN
  • FLEXIBILITY