Loose comfortable clothing so that there is no restriction in your movement.
A mat to stretch on.
A bolster to lie over, you can get thick padded matts from K-mart which roll up to be a good bolster as well as floor mat.
A small pillow.
2 blocks or thick books.
A strap of belt.
A soft blanket or small towel.
A tennis ball and/or spikey ball
Please allow enough time to arrive 5 minutes early.
Stretch Therapy has some similarities, using some of the major yoga poses. However, added to the system are techniques from dance, gymnastics, & traditional Japanese exercise forms, where many new techniques and positions 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, via targeting the tight fascial lines unique to the individual.
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. We have participants ranging from early teens to mid eighties who have gained increased flexibility and lowered risk of injury.
Yes. However, it is advisable to discuss with your health care practitioner before commencing a program.