You probably know how good stretching on your own feels. However, have you heard about table stretching? Aside from promoting better flexibility, stretching does a lot, including reducing muscle soreness, improving your range of motion, relieving stress, and more!
What Are Some Effective Forms of Table Stretching?
There’s a lot of science behind what may seem like a simple stretch! At Stretch Zone, we use our proprietary methodology to isolate and manipulate specific areas of the body for safe stretching for all.
Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF)
This is flexibility training in its more advanced form. But, don’t let scientific jargon sway you! Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation mainly involves stretching, contracting, and relaxing a targeted muscle group to retrain the brain and body’s reflexes.
PNF stretching is one of the most popular types of stretching that can significantly increase an individual’s range of motion and enhance their flexibility. Over time, this method teaches the body that it can handle a deeper stretch. In fact, this form of stretching was initially developed and used for rehabilitation as a means to increase muscular strength and mobility.
Active Isolated Stretching (AIS)
Since this method focuses on fascial release as well as muscle lengthening, it is regarded as a type of Athletic Stretching Technique. It aims to provide dynamic and effective facilitated stretching that’s targeted on specific muscle groups. One of the best things about AIS is the fact that it restores the physiological and functional aspects of both deep and superficial fascial planes.
Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST)
FST is another complementary and unique system of table-based assisted stretching techniques. It is a method that focuses on the two major elements involved in achieving optimal strength, pain relief, performance, and flexibility. These elements are the individual’s fascia and joint capsule. Countless people who have tried it claim that FST is pain-free and is extremely effective at restoring muscle function, as well as body alignment.
Want to Try Table Stretching at Stretch Zone?
The Stretch Zone Method has similarities to these three forms of table stretching methods. However, it rests on the premise that the limiting factor to achieving full range of motion isn’t the length or elasticity of muscles but the nervous control of tension via stretch reflex. Want to give it a try? Book your 30-minute stretch at one of our locations now!