KOOL 105.5's TA Walker and Fox 29's Rachel Leigh head to
Stretch Zone® Method:
The effectiveness of SZM® relies upon the fact that the limiting factor to achieving full range of motion is not the length or elasticity of muscles but the nervous control of their tension via the stretch reflex. With precise stabilization, control, and comfort, the Stretch Zone® practitioner systematically positions, stabilizes, isolates and carefully assists each rhythmical stretch. This proprietary method all takes place on the innovative Stretch Zone® Tables that have been carefully designed and adorned with adjustable belts, pads, and straps allowing for the speedy extension of muscles further than the central nervous system would normally permit. As the practitioner continues in this systematic progression, s/he gently guides each tri-planer movement a few degrees past the active range of motion, then helps guide the movement back to zero tension before the muscle reacts to being stretched by going into its protective contraction.