Posture & Stretch Therapy

What is PST?

PST is an advanced stretching technique designed to increase functional flexibility, safely and efficiently. PST is different from traditional limbering stretches in that it utilizes the Contract-Release technique to re-pattern chronically tight or restricted muscles.

Why should I do PST?

The StudioFlexibility plays an integral part in our physical and mental well being. Flexibility is fundamental to graceful and efficient movement and to injury prevention. A tight muscle will always win unless it is re-patterned and released. As well, stretching allows us to release muscular tension and allay common aches and pains associated with stress, age, sports or too much work at the computer! You will learn about your own patterns of tension, and how to change them. You will gain deeper insight to yourself. Improving flexibility and strength improves the quality of your life.

What happens in an average PST class?

During this 75-minute class, most of the stretches use the Contract-Release method of re-patterning. The stretches vary week by week, though there is frequently an emphasis on the muscles around the hip, rib-cage, shoulders and neck.  At times attention is paid to feet and ankles, hands, wrist and forearms.

* Depending on physical issues, a private session may be required prior to registering.