How stretching can ease chronic aches and pains

How Stretching Can Ease Chronic Aches and Pains.Stretching is no longer something people are sticking to before and after a workout.Stretching can be difficult and if not done correctly you can hurt yourself while doing it. .From sitting down for work or binge-watching our favorite shows, the longer we sit the stiffer we get.Research has shown that patients with chronic pain and conditions have benefited tremendously from stretching.Here are some benefits as to why you should incorporate stretching to your daily routine:.Decrease fatigueReduce stressReduce muscle and joint painIncrease range of motion and flexibilityEnhances coordinationLowers risk of injuryImprove postureImprove sports performanceImproves circulation and blood flow

Stretching is no longer something people do only before or after a workout.

For those who suffer from chronic aches and pains, stretching could be part of the answer to aid in a better recovery. And with a rise in companies specializing in stretching, it’s clear that many are recognizing the value of stretching.

In Atlanta, there are two StretchLab facilities, one in Buckhead and the other at Johns Creek LA Fitness. There are plans for three additional locations in Vinnings, Morningside and Cumming. At StretchLab, a flexologist — someone who specializes in the science of stretching — helps you achieve your goals by customizing your sessions.

Stretching can lead to major improvements in how you feel. Research has shown that patients with chronic pain and and other conditions have benefited tremendously from stretching. Benefits of guided stretching include:

  • Decreased fatigue
  • Reduced muscle and joint pain
  • Increased range of motion and flexibility
  • Improved coordination
  • Improved posture
  • Improved sports performance
  • Improved circulation and blood flow

In addition to the guided stretching exercises from places like StretchLab, consider yoga or Tai Chi on active rest days or recovery days. If you suffer from chronic pain, consult your doctor before adding in Tai Chi or yoga to your routine.