Flexibility & Stretching

Physiqology takes many of the best known and most efficient schools of thought on flexibility training and creates a unique approach to stretching that we tailor to the individual needs of our client.

Two of the most well-known methods we employ are Anne and Chris Fredericks’ Stretch to Win® Fascial Stretch Therapy™, and the myofascial stretching philosophies of Guy Voyer, DO, as covered in his SomaTraining and Applied Soma Therapy courses.

The Benefits of Stretching & Flexibility Work

Proper flexibility:

  • Improves recovery
  • Strengthens and hydrates connective tissues
  • Enhances range of motion
  • Leads to an advancement in movement efficiency
  • Improves the ability of the client to do more advanced exercise, leading to better results in fat loss, strength gains and/or improved muscle growth

Stretching & Flexibility as Post-Workout Cool-Down

While it is not recommended to do intense stretching post-training, a gentle stretch can be very helpful. Extended stretching post-workout leads to increased tissue damage on already stressed tissues, and can lead to an increase in adhesion formation.

Stretching & Flexibility and Stress Reduction

In NYC, there are never enough stress-free moments. Many people turn to massage or other spa treatments to bust stress in the city. However, an increasing number of consumers realize that stretching is very therapeutic. At Physiqology, we use flexibility work to both up-regulate (excite) or down-regulate (relax) the nervous system, as appropriate.

Improving Flexibility with Stretching

A dedicated flexibility-only personal training session is relaxing, rejuvenating and feels great. It is an opportunity to pamper yourself while still doing something great for your body. Proper length-tension relationships – balanced flexibility – is a key component to a complete personal training program.

What makes Physiqology’s flexibility training unique?

It is essential, when managing pain, correcting posture, increasing performance and improving general health, to stretch what is tight. It is also equally important to strengthen what is overstretched, inhibited and subsequently weak. Execution of this principle is unique to Physiqology’s flexibility programs.

Equally unique is our implementation of proper nutrition into a program for flexibility. Improper hydration status resulting from inadequate intake of water, minerals or electrolytes can also play a critical role in tight musculature. This problem may be complicated by an inability to absorb minerals properly. Toxicity form heavy metals may further complicate the issue.

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More Information on Fascial Stretch Therapy

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