It’s not news that stretching is good for you. We all know that it is yet a few prioritize making it part of a routine. And trust us, we get it. At Elements Massage Central Scottsdale, we understand busy. In fact, most of us are at fault for not making time for stretching in our own lives.
But that’s not going to stop us from encouraging you (and ourselves) to get into a daily stretching program. If your muscles are tight, stiff, and you lack the range of motion, regular stretching can work wonders to alleviate your body’s strain. Not only can it increase your flexibility, it can prevent injury, and support strength.
But How to Start?
Our advice is not to stop before you start. In other words, don’t overthink it. Try and stretch a few times a week with the goal of working toward every day. The body has so many muscles, you don’t need to stretch every one on the daily. To start, kick things off by tackling the body’s muscles that are most critical to your mobility. Most likely this will include large muscles like hamstrings, quadriceps, calves, and biceps.
Go for Consistency
Changes won’t happen overnight but in a few weeks just adding the smallest amount of stretching, we bet that you’ll notice better flexibility and capabilities to do the activities you love without as much discomfort.
Our massage therapists are also trained in working assisted stretching into your regular massage session. Visit our studio today and let us help you bring this healthy practice into your life.