Stretchworks introduces the concept that stretching can be a complete workout in its own right.
Stretching is often considered something you do before and after a workout, or to recover from injury. But, as you soon discover by doing Stretchworks, controlled stretching both supports and provides all that you need to achieve optimum health, agility and strength for life.
The benefits of stretching are limitless!
Stretchworks combines controlled stretching and strengthening exercises with beneficial breathing techniques. Postural awareness and balance also play an integral part of the work. The exercises are devised to flow one into the other: each exercise working dynamically to encourage various muscle groups to work in conjunction with each other. This enables us to achieve the long-term benefits of being supple and strong, aligned and balanced. And it is this approach that encourages the body to work in a more harmonious, healthier state of well-being. Stretchworks embraces the concept that as individuals we are unique, in body and mind, and therefore every exercise can be adapted to help us achieve optimum fitness, at our own pace and in our own way.
Stretchworks also has an emotional impact on the body. The very nature of this work necessitates finding release in order for the muscles to relax fully. Our body absorbs and retains so much stress on a daily basis, and this has a profound effect on our health and physical well-being. To find some respite and release is both cathartic and healing. Once we learn how to relax emotionally, we are able to achieve more mobility and flexibility that, in turn, strengthens and gives support to all areas of the body. This approach to stretching is why Stretchworks is considered forward-thinking in its ethos and methodology.
Stretchworks is straightforward and easy to understand. It doesn’t impose rigid exercise disciplines that can wear down the joints and cause unnecessary stresses, but adapts to the needs and ability of each person. The slow controlled techniques enable the body to absorb the process, respond more efficiently, and therefore function more effectively. The sense of freedom and control that comes from this kind of stretching and its positive impact on our general well-being – that is the essence of Stretchworks.
…each exercise working dynamically to encourage various muscle groups to work in conjunction with each other.