Stretching is one of the basic components of fitness. Stretching improves your range of motion, which is the degree of movement that can be achieved without pain. Elongating the muscle and fascia by stretching improves circulation, increases elasticity of the muscle, increases oxygen to the muscles, and helps the body to repair. It increases the circulation of blood to the muscles and prevents tight muscles, which have less blood flow. The blood carries oxygen that the muscle needs for energy. Blood flow also removes lactic acid and carbon dioxide. Stretching can be performed while standing, sitting, or lying on the floor. Stretching increases feelings of well-being and enables you to perform your daily activities more easily and with less pain. We teach stretching techniques in our sessions which can be incorporated into your home exercise routine. Contact me for more information on our new classes.