At Pure Motion Performance Stretch & Wellness in Charlotte, NC, we use two fascial stretch therapy techniques to help clients relieve their body aches. The Slow Stretch Wave accesses the parasympathetic nervous system using the “slow stretch wave” to tune into the client’s nervous system. It pairs slower breathing with slower movements. The Fast Stretch Wave accesses the sympathetic nervous system using the “fast stretch wave” to tune into the client’s nervous system. It pairs faster breathing with faster movements.
Most fields are aware of and implement triplanar movement principles and techniques. Creative integration with the use of aids, machines, software, and many videos has aided trainers and therapists in this goal. Unfortunately, stretching has lagged behind, with many therapists still engaging in unidimensional, limited planes of movement, not to mention using the same parameters of intensity, duration, and frequency.
If we take the ball-and-socket hip joint, for example, a circumduction movement takes the hip through the full 360-degree rotation that it is capable of. However, most stretching does not take advantage of this. Incorporating a combination of traction, oscillation, circumduction, and a large variety of movement patterns with creative use of spirals, diagonals, and rotations produces a more effective result.
Let our stretch coaches help you manage different types of body aches as well as provide post-athletic training or competition recovery through fascial stretch therapy. We provide stretching programs customized to your needs. Get in touch with us so we can start planning the perfect therapy for you.