Since before you can remember, smart people have been telling you to eat right — natural foods, sourced locally. Drink clean water, as much as you can. And of course, strap on your fitness device, exercise, manage your stress and monitor that heart rate. That’s a challenging prescription for most. Somewhere along the way, someone should have told you to stretch. To think about Flex-ability for Life®. Sounds intuitive, right. Yet through all of the fitness trends, the expert opinions from health and wellness gurus, president after president’s council on fitness, no one until Jorden Gold came up with a way to bring stretch to the mainstream. Fifteen years later and stretch is on the heels of a movement, and we’re excited to be the catalyst.
Stretch Zone practitioners work with the stretch reflex and some lesser known but extremely powerful principles of neuromuscular behavior. Utilizing our patented equipment, our stretch practitioners follow specific methods and protocols to properly position, stabilize, isolate and manipulate muscles in a scientific way. When your body is correctly stabilized, fear is reduced. Your body is better able to relax and allow for the full stretch. The great benefit of Stretch Zone’s practitioner assisted stretching is the ability to control and alter the timing of and even overcome the stretch reflex.
Consider how a car seatbelt works. If pulled too quickly, the belt locks. If the belt is forced at this point, you are just stretching the material itself and this is where injury occurs. However, if a car seatbelt is pulled smoothly and controlled, the belt will fully extend.
Traditional stretching methods attempt to make you more “flexible” or “elastic”. However, the Stretch Zone Method® works by increasing your active range of motion and the quality of those movements.