We all know that stretching is good for us. It can undo the damage caused by less than perfect posture (we’re looking at you, workplace slouchers) and combat sore, stiff muscles gained by hours spent lazing around (nudge, nudge, binge-watchers). Another bonus: stretching can boost our brain power, increase athletic performance and reduce pain. Still not convinced? A 2011 study published in the Journal of Physical Therapy found that 20 minutes of passive stretching can lower blood glucose levels in people with Type 2 Diabetes. Not bad for something we can do without breaking a sweat. Problem is: targeting our problem spots can be tough to do on our own. Plus, we could cause further damage by stretching the wrong way. That’s where The Vital Stretch® comes in.
Developed by Melissa and Robert Goldring, Physical Therapist and Chiropractic Physician, The Vital Stretch® is :
With a combined 45 years of experience and research behind them, Melissa and Robert have developed customized techniques and progressions to help you get the most effective stretch possible. By the time you leave, you’ll have stretched places you didn’t even know were tight!
The Vital Stretch® is a program of assisted stretching, which means one of our Certified Stretch Practitioners will help you get the most out of each full body stretch. To ensure you’re in the best position, your Stretch Practitioner will use what we call Isolated Stabilization.
We go one step further by also giving you the tools to keep the good feelings going on your own! Once we identify those stubborn areas giving you the most difficulty, we’ll expertly craft a personally-tailored in-studio stretch plan and, if beneficial, a customized at-home stretching program to maximize your stretching.
Our programs were designed for everyone – the young and the old, the active and the immobile, the weekend warrior and the uber stressed. Whether you want to improve your mobility or athletic performance, decrease pain or boost your mental state, The Vital Stretch® will help you reach your goals and get back on the path to good health.