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Fitness & Flexibilty

All Fitness & Flexibilty sessions take place on a massage table with the client fully clothed, the practitioner stabilizes the limbs or part of the body not being worked on while manually stretching or strengthening the target muscle. This facilitates relaxation and enhances the effectiveness of the technique.

Benefits: Resistance Stretchings unique approach builds flexibility and strength at the same time and helps remove lactic acid. An assisted session that incorporates resistance stretching and massage can really aid recovery, Athletes use it before a run to loosen up, or after to reduce stiffness and tension. 


Most forms of flexibility training start with relaxing the muscle you're about to stretch. But with assisted resistance stretching, you use resistance with the help of a trainer to keep the muscle that you're stretching contracted throughout each movement. Keeping muscles engaged stabilizes them, which can help prevent injury. This method stretches a muscle the way it's used. The technique also focuses on training opposing muscle groups together, like hamstring and quads, to address imbalances. During assisted sessions, we use a massage technique called mashing, to help loosen muscles and release fascia to flush toxins and improve circulation.

Musculoskeletal pain is often caused by faulty movement patterns and resultant tissue overload, initiating a cycle of progressive injury. Postural compensations, disrupted muscle firing sequences, and adaptations in the nervous system contribute to loss of core strength and balance, compression of joint structures, and poor flexibility. Activity often becomes a source of pain if dysfunctional movement patterns are ignored. 

The goal of Therapeutic Fitness is to optimize neuromuscular efficiency, thereby improving soft tissue relationships, joint health, and overall fitness. Exercises that promote optimum motor sequencing, alignment, balance, core stabilization, and flexibility are utilized to bring integrity to the kinetic chain. Exercises may then be integrated into broader pursuits, such as strength training, cardiovascular training, yoga and Pilates, or sport specific goals.

Therapeutic Fitness may be considered part of an optimal fitness program, and is not a substitute for proper medical diagnosis and treatment. Please consult with your physician before beginning any exercise program.