By Heath & Nicole Reed
Stretching 101 From Laura Inverarity, D.O., former About.com Guide
Stretching is the deliberate lengthening of muscles in order to increase muscle flexibility and joint range of motion. Stretching activities are an important part of any exercise or rehabilitation program. They help warm the body up prior to activity thus decreasing the risk of injury as well as muscle soreness. The benefits of stretching are many and have been proven through various studies over time. Stretching benefits people of all ages, and is intended for the young as well as the elderly population.
The Benefits of Stretching According to the Mayo Clinic, the top five benefits of stretching include:
Proper Stretching Technique It is essential to practice proper stretching techniques. Doing so will allow you to avoid any unnecessary injury. Tips to proper stretching technique include the following:
Andrea's Skin Care & Body Therapy includes stretching within our various Massage sessions and recommends at home techniques to further facilitate relaxation and improve range of motion according to individual client needs.
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Andrea Stein has been in the Beauty, Health and Wellness industry for over 38 years. She is the owner of Andrea's Skin Care & Body Therapy, a practicing Certified Aesthetician and Massage Therapist. Her goal is to provide memorable spa experiences that are relaxing and rejuvenating while achieving results that you will both see and feel.