Why You Can’t “Stretch” a Muscle

December 10, 2015    BY Ralph Stephens

Did you know that you can't actually "stretch" a muscle? According to Ralph Stevens, muscles are "not elastic." We can't simply make them longer. Rather, gaining and maintaining flexibility involves training the nervous system to relax the muscle. But what does that mean, exactly? Sit in on this quick and thorough tutorial and use this information to enhance your practice today!

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Ralph Stephens
Ralph Stephens has been using massage to help clients ranging from Olympic athletes to everyday amateurs recover from their injuries since 1986. He travels extensively across the US and abroad, teaching advanced therapeutic massage techniques that provide a pain-free experience for both clients and therapists. A Massage Therapy Hall of Fame inductee, Stephens’ goal is to train more therapists in highly effective techniques, “so together we can help more people live healthier, happier,... Read more>>


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