Therapeutic Assisted Stretching

Rooted Bliss offers therapeutic assisted stretching for range of motion, injury recovery, and fascial release. I do an intake and assessment first, to determine your current range of motion, pain level, and areas that need most attention. Then, I perform a series of stretches based on what you need. Your body remains relaxed, while I do the work!

Passive Assisted stretching is frequently a part of physical therapy programs, and is used by professional athletes. It is very safe if done correctly. I will check in with you frequently, to ensure we are staying within a therapeutic range and avoiding potential injury. Because your muscles stay relaxed, your body can get more benefit from each stretch.

Assisted stretching has been shown to do the following:

    • Release fascial tension
    • Increase blood flow
    • Improve flexibility and range of motion
    • Reduce pain
    • Induce deep relaxation
    • Reduce recovery time from injury

Fascia Self-Care

Fascia Self-Care is a newer modality, based on knowledge and explorations of the function & form of fascia (connective tissue) throughout the body. Previously, this connective tissue was seen in dissections as the “stuffing.” It was like the styro-foam in the box, like something you must scrape out and throw away in order to get to the good stuff. Only in recent decades have physicians and researchers begun to realize that this type of tissue is not just important, but actually vital to the proper functioning of bones, muscles, organs, blood flow, lymph, and the nervous system!

Therefore, caring for your connective tissue means caring for your whole body! In order for the nervous system to function properly, the fascia has to be functioning properly. Your nervous system, your blood vessels, and your lymphatic system are embedded in a layer of fascia, which, if it’s restricted or dehydrated or scarred, is going to block the proper functioning of these systems.

As a practitioner, I began to realize how amazing connective tissue treatment can be after I used it to treat an injury of my own, with amazing and immediate results. Even my chiropractor couldn’t believe it! Since many of my clients have chronic pain, I began to integrate connective tissue self-treatment into sessions.

Fascia Self-Care involves learning specialized movements using props like a roller, strap, and various sizes of balls. Eric Franklin, Gil Hedley, Sue Hitzmann, Jill Miller, and Anthony Chrisco are all experts on treating fascia. I have learned from all of their work.

Assisted Stretching and Fascia Self-Care have been combined into one type of session. Invest in a session today and feel the benefits for yourself!

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