FAQs: Assisted Stretching

Answers to the most Frequently Asked Questions we hear about Assisted Stretching

We use hands-on dynamic and passive stretching techniques to help you regain range of movement, reduce pain, and improve energy.

Who benefits from Assisted Stretching?

Assisted Stretching can be a great tool if you…

      • have low back pain.
      • experience muscle tightness and soreness from long periods of sitting or sedentary lifestyle.
      • are rehabilitating an injury.
      • want to prevent injury while working or playing.
      • are pregnant in your second or third trimester.
      • want to gain or maintain mobility.
      • want to improve your energy level.
      • enjoy yoga, pilates, thai bodywork or massage.
Does Assisted Stretching hurt?

No. We do not strap you down, push you past your limits, or to the point of pain. Ever.

After an Assisted Stretching session with TMP, you will feel refreshed, mobile, capable, warm, more energetic and better in tune with your own body.

You may feel that you are out of your comfort zone the first few times. However, we never want you to feel pain or have trouble moving during or after a session.

What are the benefits of Assisted Stretching?

You will experience some of benefits of an Assisted Stretching session right away.  Others will take hold later, or after several sessions. Read more about Flexibility here.

Benefits vary from person to person and may include…

  • increased mobility
  • improved flexibility
  • better sleep
  • better breathing
  • greater range of motion in your joints
  • reduction in every-day creaks and cracks
  • decreased pain, especially in your low back and neck
  • lower risk of injury in workouts and life
  • accelerated recovery
  • reduced DOMS (Delayed onset muscle soreness, or “second day burn”)
  • reduced muscular imbalances and tightness
  • increased circulation
  • improved posture
  • stress reduction
  • “peppier” or a more balanced energy
What should I do before, during and after my Assisted Stretching session?

Before you arrive,

  • please set up your client account and password on our website
  • fill out any forms
  • sign the waiver
  • bring a water bottle
  • dress in comfortable, breathable clothing
  • plan to arrive 5 minutes early to put your things down, use the restroom, and “switch gears”
  • eat a light meal before you come and be sure your belly is neither totally empty (so that you don’t become light-headed or hangrey!) nor uncomfortably full.

When you arrive,

  • park right outside the front door, or in the lot behind our building
  • please leave all personal items, including phone, keys, extra layers of clothes, bags, etc. in the cubbies and hooks
  • talk to your practitioner about your goals, injuries, recent surgeries, tender places in your body, and anything in your history that might affect your session, for example, if you have recently given birth
  • use the restroom before your session begins, since a full bladder can be uncomfortable in some stretches

During your session,

  • your practitioner will provide a brief assessment, then go over the plan for the session and get your consent for everything that is planned
  • you will lie on a table, and take a few moments to breathe and relax.
  • your practitioner will put you through a series of stretches, checking in with you the whole time; your job is to stay aware, but relaxed and let your practitioner guide you
  • speak up if anything feels painful or stressful
  • at the end of your session, you can take another moment to check in with your self – moving gently, breathing deeply, and listening to your body from the inside.

After your session,

  • book your next session, if you have not already.
  • drink LOTS of water to help to flush your system of any toxins that have been released and continue the recovery and regeneration work you started
  • there is a shower and changing room for your use
  • take time to notice how your body feels and moves, for the rest of the day and the next day.
How long is an Assisted Stretching session? How often should I come?

Each session is 30 minutes.

Consistency is key to success.  While you will notice a difference right away, you will see more and more benefits over time.

We would love to see you for a stretch every week, especially if increased mobility is one of your goals. It may be possible to schedule stretching sessions back-to-back with training sessions.

How much does Assisted Stretching cost?

Assisted Stretching is typically $55 per session, due at booking.

How do I schedule a session? What happens if I have to reschedule?

To schedule a stretching session, use the Contact form,  text (859) 608-9113, or email TrainMovePlay@gmail.com and we will let you know what days and times are available.

Life happens! And some times appointments need to be rescheduled. We ask that you contact us by texting (859) 608-9113 at least 6 hours prior to your scheduled appointment so we can offer that time to some one else.

Can I gift Assisted Stretching to someone?

Yes! Better health makes a fabulous gift! We offer hard copy and digital, printable gift cards, so that you can gift Assisted Stretching to someone.

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