Assisted Stretching

"If you stretch correctly and regularly, you will find that every movement you make becomes easier."

~Bob Anderson, author of the 1980 classic Stretching, which has sold >3 million copies in the U.S.

"Notice that the stiffest tree is easily cracked, while the bamboo survives by bending with the wind." ~Bruce Lee

Our assisted stretching service caters to the individual who wants to reduce joint or connective tissue-related pain and soreness, and also improve functional mobility and flexibility.

Regardless of age, one of the most common deterrents to a person's ability to engage in normal, enjoyable physical activity is chronic pain, muscle soreness and immobility (including stiffness, tightness etc.). And one of the most effective, time-tested ways of reducing certain types of musculoskeletal pain, soreness and immobility is proper stretching and mobility work. An approach that can be even more effective is assisted stretching, where the recipient is generally in a passive, inactive, even restful state while the stretch practitioner works to improve extremity and torso mobility through stretching and myofascial release techniques.     

ASSISTED STRETCHING STARTS WITH OUR PROPRIETARY ASSESSMENT TOOL...

 

As ​with all of our services, we start with the completion of a comprehensive (i.e. holistic) health assessment. Our proprietary assessment tool aims to provide coach and client with a clear view of the client's physical condition(13 body systems examined, along with 4 related areas) and "health impact areas" (16 areas examined, including inherited genetics, past trauma/injury/illness, past health habits, and current practices in areas like sleep, exercise, physical activity, nutrition [beverages, supplements, food], hygiene & body care, stress & stress management, environmental health and other areas). 

With assisted stretching there is a special emphasis on examining the condition of the muscular & connective tissue system, as well as the skeletal system and nervous system. Health-impact areas like sleep, exercise, physical activity (including workstation ergonomics) and nutrition are also examined, with the primary goals of 1) reducing chronic pain and 2) improving functional mobility in mind.  

Our assessment tool, coupled with the professional competence of our staff, help solve a common problem with the American healthcare experience. Many healthcare professionals (as incredulous as it sounds) don't have an understanding of... 

  1. how interrelated the body's systems are

  2. the various areas that significantly influence physical health and

  3. what practices, habits and interventions are most helpful (and most harmful) to health and wellness.  

 

...AFTER THE ASSESSMENT WE CAN THEN CREATE A PERSONALIZED PAIN & MOBILITY PLAN!

Completing a proper holistic health assessment while working with a knowledgeable health professional is step #1 to truly improving and optimizing your health. Step #2 is using the results from that assessment to create an effective, personalized, simple and actionable health plan that aims to reduce pain and soreness and improve mobility. Just as a contractor doesn't build a house without an effective blueprint designed for that particular lot, we work with our assisted stretching clients to create a "pain & mobility blueprint" designed for the most valuable house of all- their physical body.  ​

In the spirit of simplicity and priority we normally emphasize 2-3 health habits (i.e. "the short list") that will have the most positive pain reducing/mobility improving impact for the client. And in the spirit of holistic and comprehensive we also identify 7-12 health habits (i.e. "the longer list") that will also have a significantly positive health impact. Pertinent resources are then covered (and personalized if need be), so that the client has the plan and tools needed to begin to overcome challenges and progress toward their health goals!

ASSISTED STRETCHING VS OUR OTHER SERVICES...

When compared to our other services (holistic health coaching, nutrition coaching, personal training), our assisted stretching service is unique for 2 primary reasons...

  1. Laser-like focus on reducing pain & improving mobility: Chronic pain and lack of mobility are often multi-factorial in their causes. While inherited genetics can play a notable role, many lifestyle-related areas have a significant impact, including sleep, exercise habits, physical activity levels, workstation ergonomics, nutrition, stress... even things like footwear and clothing can play a role. From our holistic health assessment we help clients come up with an effective, personalized, achievable plan that has pain reduction and improved mobility as its primary goals.  

  2. We are MOVING but you are at REST!: Our holistic health coaching and nutrition coaching sessions generally don't involve physical activity. Our personal training sessions have almost non-stop movement for the client. But our assisted stretching sessions are unique in that WE are the ones doing the physical work while our clients are generally at rest. 

ASSISTED STRETCHING FAQs... 

  • What kind of stretching techniques do you use? As with all of our services, we strive to provide the highest-quality, most complete assisted stretching service. We utilize both static and dynamic stretching techniques, normally while the client is inactive (i.e. a passive stretch). We do utilize some techniques similar to active isolated stretching (AIS) and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) as well. Communication is a big part of assisted stretching, and for safety and efficacy's sake we have clients give us feedback as to the intensity of the stretch. We also try to identify and address knots, adhesions, trigger points, scar tissue and soft tissue calcification, all of which can contribute to pain and immobility.  

  • You mentioned creating a plan that helps clients decrease pain and improve mobility. Can you tell me more?  A variety of lifestyle factors often contribute to pain and immobility. And we want all our clients to have less pain and more mobility! As such, we find that one of the central ways we accomplish that is by creating a personalized, achievable plan for our stretch clients, with the specific aim of reducing pain and improving functional mobility. While we don't "deep dive" into some of these areas like we do with our holistic health coaching and nutrition coaching clients, the "mobility plan" does cover some basic strategies in areas like sleep, exercise, physical activity, nutrition (including supplements and pro-inflammatory vs anti-inflammatory foods) and stress. 

  • Are all stretching sessions the same? We've been to other assisted stretching services where the same stretches (and order of stretches) were administered, almost without asking us what area(s) we felt like needed the most attention. While there is something to be said for repetition for the sake of quality control, on the other hand, every person's body has unique areas that need attention. With that in mind we try to design each stretch session to cater to the unique goals, condition and problem areas of each client.  

  • How do you know if the assisted stretching is really helping? We want you to feel and move better, bottom line. In order to make sure we're being effective in our approach, we track certain metrics with our stretch clients, such as pain levels, general mobility levels, and measurements on certain functional movement patterns. As pain is often tied to systemic inflammation, we can also discuss what tests might help you and your healthcare provider identify some of the root causes of your issues.  

As with all of our services, we truly believe our assisted stretching service is SECOND TO NONE! As you can see, we strive to offer a truly comprehensive service in order to maximize results. Our end goal here is the same as with all our services- that you would have an amazing experience working with us, get great results AND learn what's needed to continue to make progress in the months and years ahead!

SEE OUR PURCHASE OPTIONS BELOW, AND CONTACT US TO GET STARTED OR FIND OUT MORE!...

 

If you're ready to reduce pain, reduce soreness and improve mobility levels and are open to taking a holistic, integrative, natural-leaning approach to get there, we want to hear from you! If you'd like to get started, or even if you have more questions, click here to schedule a 10-15 minute consult or feel free to email us (drew@agapehealthsolution.com) or give us a call at 843.324.1092.  

New Client: 1 Month Package

12 Sessions (3 Sessions/Wk)

Premium one-on-one assisted stretching package. Best for individuals wanting to maximize efforts to reduce pain & improve mobility/flexibility.

  • 1 month (30 days) of assisted stretching

  • Initial 80-minute session includes comprehensive health assessment, personalized plan to reduce pain & improve mobility, and assisted stretching session

  • 11 additional 50-minute sessions (~3 sessions per week for 4 weeks)

  • 30 days of email support

  • All sessions take place at CD FIT in Mt Pleasant, SC

$1,159   $1,039

Returning Client: 1 Month Package

12 Sessions (3 Sessions/Wk)*

Extend your Agape assisted stretching experience! 

  • 1 additional month (30 days) of assisted stretching

  • 12 additional 50-minute sessions (~3 sessions per week for 4 weeks) 

  • 30 days of email support

  • All sessions take place at CD FIT in Mt Pleasant, SC

$1,019   $919

* Only available to clients who have previously completed a health assessment & planning session. 

New Client: 1 Month Package

8 Sessions (2 Sessions/Wk)

Deluxe one-on-one assisted stretching package.

Best for individuals who want to make major strides in reducing pain & improving mobility/flexibility.

  • 1 month (30 days) of assisted stretching 

  • Initial 80-minute session includes comprehensive health assessment, personalized plan to reduce pain & improve mobility, and assisted stretching session

  • 7 additional 50-minute sessions (~2 sessions per week for 4 weeks)

  • 30 days of email support

  • All sessions take place at CD FIT in Mt Pleasant, SC

$819   $739

Returning Client: 1 Month Package

8 Sessions (2 Sessions/Wk)

Extend your Agape assisted stretching experience! 

  • 1 additional month (30 days) of assisted stretching

  • 8 additional 50-minute sessions (~2 sessions per week for 4 weeks) 

  • 30 days of email support

  • All sessions take place at CD FIT in Mt Pleasant, SC

$679   $609

* Only available to clients who have previously completed a health assessment & planning session.

1-Time Health Assessment, Health Plan & Micro Stretch Session*

A great way for individuals with significant financial limitations to jump start their health! 

  • 80-minute session includes holistic health assessment, personalized plan to reduce pain & improve mobility, and micro assisted stretching session

  • All sessions take place at CD FIT in Mt Pleasant, SC

$229

* May only be completed one time per client

Add-On

Assisted Stretching Session*

Individual assisted stretching session that can be added to existing package or on an as-needed basis. 

  • Additional 50-minute assisted stretching session 

  • All sessions take place at CD FIT in Mt Pleasant, SC

$89

* Only available to clients who have previously completed a health assessment & planning session

New Client: 1 Month Package

4 Sessions (1 Session/Wk)

Basic one-on-one assisted stretching package.

Best for those who want to make notable progress in reducing pain and improving mobility/flexibility.

  • 1 month (30 days) of assisted stretching

  • Initial 80-minute session includes comprehensive health assessment, personalized plan to reduce pain & improve mobility, and assisted stretching session

  • 3 additional 50-minute sessions (~1 session per week for 4 weeks)

  • 4 mid-week check-ins for support & accountability

  • 30 days of email support

  • All sessions take place at CD FIT in Mt Pleasant, SC

$479   $429

Returning Client: 1 Month Package

4 Sessions (1 Session/Wk)

Extend your Agape assisted stretching experience! 

  • 1 additional month (30 days) of assisted stretching

  • 4 additional 50-minute sessions (~1 session per week for 4 weeks) 

  • 4 mid-week check-ins for support & accountability

  • 30 days of email support

  • All sessions take place at CD FIT in Mt Pleasant, SC

$339   $309

* Only available to clients who have previously completed a health assessment & planning session.

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