Stretch Therapy Classes Ease Pain and Stiffness




Janet Hardy—licensed massage therapist, myofascial release therapist and owner of Caring Touch, in Santa Rosa Beach—is now teaching Stretch Therapy self-treatment classes Fridays at 10:30 a.m., at Magnolia Tribe Chiropractic, in Freeport. The classes are designed to help people resolve pain, move more easily and heal from injury or surgery.

“There are many things we can do to help relieve tightness or limited movement as well as discomfort and pain,” Hardy says.  “It's just knowing what to do, how to approach it and how long it takes to get the tissue to transition to a more fluid state.”

Hardy, who practiced traditional massage and neuromuscular therapy for about 12 years before focusing on stretch therapy and myofascial release a decade ago, says she’s seen longer-lasting results from fascia-related treatments. 

“Myofascial stretching can help maintain overall health,” she explains. “Fascia, or connective tissue, is everywhere in the body—it's a contiguous web that touches every cell and organ. So it's easy to see how tightness and restricted movement can influence blood and lymphatic flow and optimal heart, lung and digestive function. The more fluid our fascial system is, the more ideal the total environment is for all the cells and systems of the body.”

Participants should bring a bath towel and yoga mat if they have one. Some mats and chairs will be available.

Location: Prana Movement and Flow, Magnolia Tribe Chiropractic, 17287 U.S. Hwy. 331, Freeport, FL. To register or details, call or text 850-832-6923. For more information about fascia, visit CaringTouchTherapy.net

Edit ModuleShow Tags

More from Natural Awakenings

Locals Gather Year-Round at 30A Farmers’ Markets

The best farmers markets aren’t just places to buy locally grown produce and handcrafted goods; they are also regular gathering spots for neighbors who believe in living and buying sustainably.

Reflexology Workshops Focus on Natural Health Care

Laurie Azzarella, founder and executive director of Reflex-OIL-ogy, will offer two January workshops for physical and massage therapists and other professionals, as well as for parents, caregivers or anyone interested in learning about their bodies and taking care of themselves and their families naturally.

Farm to Table Farmers Market Opens in Navarre

Local farmers have come together to open a new, year-round farmers market in Navarre on the first, third and fifth Saturday of each month.

Stone Soup Hosts WinterFest!

Stone Soup, in Fort Walton Beach, will host its annual WinterFest! open house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on December 15.

Weekly Sound Healing at 30A Paddleboard Yoga

After Hurricane Michael, Shanda Beste, owner of Inner Chi Wellness and 30A Paddleboard Yoga, turned her paddle hut into a “healing hut” by inviting the 30A community to de-stress through sound healing

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT