Healthy Living means taking care of your body so it can take care of you. Regular stretching is critical. And if you are doing massage therapy, stretching in between sessions makes for a winning combination. Stretching in between massage sessions will make your massage better, because many of the tight places will be easier to work on.
What prompted me to revisit the topic of stretching is that my sister called me the other day. After years of my suggesting stretching, sending her pages of stretches and mentioning yoga etc. - she finally started to stretch and said the next posting on my website should be about stretching. She is feeling less tense and more relaxed.
At The Relaxation Center, specific stretches are taught to help with certain ailments. Overall stretching is a goal that takes time and effort. It pays off for good, quality of life. A suggestion is to take yoga, Pilates and read Bob Anderson's book first.
There are some great suggestions on how to stretch in the book, "Stretching: 30th Anniversary Edition by Bob Anderson and Jean Anderson." Here are some of their suggestions:
1. Learning how to stretch is the most important part of stretching.
2. Listening to your body and knowing that you can stretch more tomorrow.
3. It does not all have to happen in one day.
Massage can get to those spots that are virtually impossible to get to on your own. The combination of regular stretching the right way and the extra "boost" of massage will improve your overall flexibility and your life will be more pain free.
Don't take years to start stretching, try it today. Call Susan at 650-591-2303 to set up a massage time for yourself or if you have any questions about stretching. You can also email Susan@susanfleminghealthyliving.com