The Stretches You Must Know For a Tension Free Body

Written by Emma Tommasini

Mark has been a remedial massage therapist at First Things First Wellness Centre for 2 years with over 20 years of previous experience. During this time he has come across certain areas of the body that are commonly in pain.

Today Mark is showing us some simple but crucial stretches to help alleviate tension, stress and soreness in these common areas.

Self Maintenance is just as important as your massage so making sure these stretches are done regularly will help to lengthen the time needed between your massage treatments. Please be aware that all stretches should only be to the point of resistance rather than to pain.


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Stretching - Focus on Flexibility

Written by Megan Colwell

 

You can stretch any time, anywhere. Just follow these tips to do it safely and effectively.

Stretching may take a back seat to your exercise routine. You may think that stretching your hamstrings and calves is just something to be done if you have a few extra minutes before or after pounding out some miles on the treadmill. The main concern is exercising, not stretching, right?

Not so fast. Although studies about the benefits of stretching are mixed, stretching may help you improve your joint range of motion, which in turn may help improve your athletic performance and decrease your risk of injury. Understand why stretching can help and how to stretch correctly.


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