Loose comfortable clothing so that there is no restriction in your movement.
Do I need to bring anything?
All equipment including a matt is provided – or bring your own matt if you prefer.
We work in bare feet.
Please allow enough time to arrive 5 minutes early.
Is Stretch Therapy the same as yoga? Or Pilates?
Stretch Therapy has some similarities, using some of the major yoga poses, however added to the system are techniques from dance, gymnastics, & traditional Japanese excecise forms, where many new techniques and postions have been designed. The goal of yoga is enlightenment & incorporates traditional asanas (poses) as well as meditation, cleansing and special breathing techniques.
The goal of Stretch Therapy is more modest: to increase range of movement, to free the body from pain & to optimize its functions.
Stretch Therapy is also designed to target the tight fascial lines unique to the individual
Can anyone participate in a stretch therapy class?
Technically yes. However it does depend on your health, any treatments you are receiving, injuries or existing pain. It is recommended that you discuss your situation with your health care practitioner before you start the program or Stretch Therapy Proffessional. We have participants ranging from early teens to mid eighty’s who have gained increased flexibility and lower risk of injury.
Can I stretch whilst I am pregnant?
Yes, though it is advisable to discuss with your health care practitioner before commencing a program.