Touch is a key element of our physical and mental health. In today's fast paced life, we often tend to lose touch with our mind and body. Stretch therapy is part of every Fit Columbia Workout and combines acupressure, asanas, stretching, palming, thumbing and gentle twisting to balance your body and re-connect your mind, body and spirit. Stretch therapy includes stretching, fascial remodeling, strengthening, neural re-patterning and relaxation. Focused stretching sessions are available.
Lengthen and release your muscles and fascia like never before using bands, our Iyengar yoga wall, blocks, foam rollers, a variety of balls, therapy sticks and more. We use varied stretches to isolate and stretch targeted muscles and practice fascial stretch therapy (FST) to target fascia, the connective tissue in and around your joints to remove pressure, release joint-lubricating synovial fluid, and improve your flexibility.
We understand that decreased joint space and restricted fascia can lead to joint disease, decreased blood flow and impaired movement patterns; all of which lead to pain and dysfunction. Stretch therapy focuses on decreasing restrictions in the fascia and joint capsule which leads to improved flexibility, strength and athletic performance, as well as reduced pain. Unlike traditional static stretching that attempts to isolate and stretch specific muscles, Stretch therapy creates lasting change and dramatically improves your flexibility by decompressing your joints and unwinding restricted fascia.
Clients typically wear loose-fitting or athletic clothing. Working closely with the feedback from your body, the therapist eases you into a gradual series of gentle, but deep stretching movements. The experience is relaxing and pain-free. Each session is aimed at creating lasting changes and dramatically improving your flexibility by decompressing your joints and unwinding the connective tissue.