SERVICES / STRETCH THERAPY
Stretching therapy is an effective way to release tension, reduce pain, and restore range of motion. Our fascial stretch therapists work with clients to design customized stretching programs that gently target problem areas for relief from pain and stiffness and to improve function.
Benefits of Stretching Therapy
Reduce Pain. Stretching helps keep muscles limber, reducing pain from stiffness and lack of use.
Strengthen Muscles. Stretching improves range of motion and reduces pain from strength training exercises, enabling clients to continue to work weak or under-utilized muscles and grow stronger.
Improve Circulation. Stretching therapies that target under-utilized joints and muscles increase circulation and blood flow in those areas, keeping the body healthy and functioning as it should.
Enhance Flexibility. Regular stretching helps keep the body limber and the joints flexible and lubricated to prevent muscle atrophy and painful contractions.
Stretching Therapy at Bull City Soles
Bull City Soles offers passive, assistive, and dynamic stretching therapies. Passive Stretching Therapies require no effort from the client and are instead performed by the fascial stretch therapist. Assisted Stretching Therapies require the client to perform some movement with help from the therapist. Dynamic Stretching Therapies are controlled, moving stretches performed by the client under therapist supervision.
Stretching Therapy may be a stand-alone session wearing comfortable yoga-like clothing or included within a massage or Structural Bodywork session.
Stretching therapies available at Bull City Soles include:
Passive Stretching Therapies (therapist-guided)
Static Stretching. A gentle stretch and hold for 30 seconds or until release is felt.
Facilitated Positional Release (FPR). Neutral positioning reduces tissue and joint tension while an activating force is held for 2-5 minutes to facilitate myofascial release.
Strain/Counter-strain Therapies. Ideal for releasing hypertonic, restricted, cramping, or spasming tissues.
Assisted Stretching Therapies (therapist-assisted)
Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF). A series of movements using isotonic contractions and releases to strengthen lax tendons.
Pin & Stretch Myofascial Release. Active myofascial release technique involving therapist compression of a muscle and client or therapist movement of the muscle under tension.
Dynamic Stretching Therapies (client-guided)
These therapies are customized to client abilities and needs in consultation with a fascial stretch therapist. May be used in conjunction with Passive or Assisted Stretching Therapies.
Contact Bull City Soles or talk to your fascial stretch therapist at your next appointment to discuss adding stretching therapy to your care routine. Please note on the scheduling app this is just a massage appointment. Specify in notes that you would like a stretching session. It's the same price as our massage sessions.