Welcome to Stretch Zone

Philadelphia

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Are you tired of constant aches and tense muscles? Regardless of your lifestyle, we have all felt the toll that stress or physical activities take on our bodies. Luckily, there’s a way to keep yourself going like a well-oiled machine. Come Stretch Zone in Philadelphia and let us help you improve the way you move and feel with professionally assisted stretches.  

It can be difficult to achieve the most beneficial stretches on your own because your body has a natural stretch reflex called ‘tonus’ which is meant to prevent injury. However, our expertly trained stretch practitioners in Philadelphia are well-versed in the Stretch Zone Method® which is designed to retrain your muscles to allow for those deep stretches that carry the most benefits.  

The benefits of our system have been tried and proven effective for people of all walks of life. From office workers to professional athletes at the top of their game, countless people have experienced improved flexibility, circulation, and range of motion thanks to the Stretch Zone Method®.   

Start your journey to a healthier body with a free 30-minute stretch.  

  • – Improve your mobility 
  • – Relieve soreness 
  • – Feel better 

Fun Facts About Philadelphia   

  • – Philadelphia is full of American firsts, including the country’s first zoo and daily newspaper  
  • – Philadelphia is one of the hubs for the medical field with one of every six doctors in the U.S. being trained in Philly 
  • – We love art here in Philadelphia, not only do we have more than 2000 outdoor murals but there are more impressionist paintings here than in any other city outside of Paris  

 

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The Stretch Zone Method® addresses flexibility from a neurological perspective. This is achieved by dealing with the muscle’s nervous tension (“tonus”) to reach an optimal active range of motion. The goal is not to make a person more “flexible” or “elastic,” but rather enable you to move more functionally by re-establishing a more ideal resting muscle tone. By re-educating the associated nerve-muscle reflex, the Stretch Zone Method® leads to movement becoming easier and more efficient.

Rather than creating soreness by pulling on our limbs to extremes, the Stretch Zone Method® works through the nervous system to achieve lasting gains in flexibility and range of motion. The method rests on the notion that changing and re-educating our muscle’s nervous energy is a major factor in unleashing our body’s intended function. This nervous energy, known as the stretch reflex, is our body’s automatic defense against the dangers of over-stretching. Any movement that goes too fast or too far, or is held for too long, will cause your body to resist with the stretch reflex. Once the reflex is activated, your body has effectively said “no more” and resists the stretch. Any further attempt at stretching becomes counter productive and may even cause long term damage.