Open House

OPEN HOUSE

JANUARY 18TH

2019

Medical Professionals 4:30PM-5:30PM

Community Members 5:30PM-7:30PM

WE ABSOLUTELY LOVE WHAT WE DO AT

YOUR PILATES AND STRETCH STUDIO

AND WE WANT TO SHARE A WEALTH OF KNOWLEDGE WITH ALL OUR MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS ABOUT OUR STUDIO

 

StretchER IS THE FIRST OF IT’S KIND PROVIDING EXEMPLARY SERVICES IN WAY NEVER DONE BEFORE, IN OUR HOMETOWN OR SURROUNDING AREAS. WE OFFER FASCIAL STRETCH THERAPY™ AND PILATES TO INDIVIDUALS SEEKING PREVENTATIVE,CORRECTIVE AND/OR REHABILITATIVE SERVICES

COME HEAR HOW

 

OUR STUDIO IS THE CHANGE IN THE HEALTH AND WELLNESS COMMUNITY THAT WE HAVE BEEN NEEDING!

WHILE BUSINESS HAS BEEN MORE THAN KIND TO US IN THE LAST TWO YEARS SINCE OPENING OUR STUDIO, WE ARE MORE CONVINCED THAN EVER THAT STRETCH ER HAS SO MUCH MORE TO OFFER NACOGDOCHES AND SURROUNDING CITIES. WE ALSO UNDERSTAND THAT THE WAY IN WHICH TO REACH THE MASSES IS TO SOLICIT HELP.

IT IS OUR GOAL TO PARTNER WITH OUR LOCAL HEALTHCARE AND SPORTS MEDICINE PROFESSIONALS…PHYSICIANS, PHYSICAL THERAPISTS & TRAINERS, COACHES, AND SO MANY OTHERS, IN OUR MEDICAL COMMUNITY.

 

OUR OPEN HOUSE

WILL BE A FORUM TO EDUCATE AND REQUEST HELP FROM OUR COMMUNITY MEMBERS AND ADVOCATES, WITH WHOM WE SHARE A TRUE, UNWAVERING PASSION TO ENCOURAGE!

WE BELIEVE WITH JOINT EFFORTS, WE WILL BE SUCCESSFUL IN THE PURSUIT OF SPREADING AWARENESS FOR A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE CHANGE.

EDUCATING OTHERS IS PARAMOUNT FOR SUCCESS IN BUSINESS! WE MUST SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT WHAT WE ARE OFFERING TO THE PUBLIC, RIGHT HERE IN THE OLDEST TOWN IN TEXAS.

WE WANT TO SAY THANK YOU TO OUR FAMILY, FRIENDS & SUPPORTERS.

WE ASK FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT IN OUR JOURNEY OF MAKING SURE EVERYONE KNOWS WHAT WE HAVE TO OFFER HERE AT

Multiple Sclerosis, Pilates & Stretch Therapy

What Is Multiple Sclerosis

 MS is a chronic neurological disorder in which the immune system apparently and inexplicably attacks the protective myelin sheaths surrounding nerve fibers in the brain and spinal cord. Sclerosis refers to the plagues, or scars, that can form at the site of destruction.

Treatment

Conventional Medical Treatment

includes drugs aimed at lessening frequency & severity of attacks, thus slowing progression & decreasing potential of permanent damage to the central nervous system. Additionally, drugs may be prescribed for chronic symptoms such as depression and pain. 

Alternative Therapies

are aimed at a holistic balancing of the body/mind. Akind to a “well-being”approach for addressing body, mind,& spirit. This is essential to combating the effects of the disease, some believe.

Self-care is thought to be helpful as well. A few examples can include, but are not limited to, a daily routine of pilates or yoga, meditation, and attention to diet. Some dietary supplements have been found beneficial.

Massage & bodywork are among alternatives recommended by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS). Though research in these areas is minimal. It has been found massage therapy/ human touch, lowered anxiety, improved depressed mood, & increased self-esteem & body image in some individuals.

More eclectic approaches in treatment & therapy are:

•Muscle Energy Techniques

•Passive-Positional Muscle Release

•Fascial Release Techniques

Pilates

involves precise moves & specific breathing techniques. It is great for strengthening and toning your abdomen & pelvis. Pilates also helps us maintain good posture. With that being said, a strong mind/body connection is inevitable. That alone, is reason enough practicing pilates helps those with MS. By increasing core stability, maintaining a standing balance isn’t as daunting as it could be, without a strong core.

A person with MS will, at some stage in the disease, have times when his or her body doesn’t respond to what the brain is telling it to do. In some instances, one may be incapable of feeling things clearly, or even at all. Just by having a CPT put their hands on the client… where his or her body is in space… seems to prove very important. Afterall, it’s much better than not being touched at all.

Fascial Stretch Therapy

as stated in my last post, is the practice of improving  the mobility of one’s nerves & the flexibility of his or her muscles & fascia by focusing on the fascial lines that connect through & wrap around muscle, nerves, organs, &  just about everything else in your body. The FS Therapist’s goal, by using specific techniques, is increasing the blood flowing to the body & brain; more energy is flowing down the spine, to the spinal column… giving the individual more energy & allows them to move easier. All while aligning the whole body, working on structural balancing & releasing spasticity by using flexing & range-of-motion work.

Fatigue is often stress-related, so massage & Stretch therapy are very effective in helping people relax and de-stress.

Awareness exercises & movement can help clients learn to pay attention & to feel more in their body.

Gaining confidence in knowing one can do something, is extremely beneficial when suffering from chronic illness, because, like many others, this disease deprives the individual of feeling in control.