What is Aqua Stretch?
Loosen and relax tight muscles with slow exercises performed in warm water.
Aquatic Exercises Created by George Eversaul, A.P.H.
AquaStretch is a new form of individual and facilitated aquatic exercising, which may be used in Wellness programs and also as an aquatic therapy.
The AquaStretch exercises are a series of stretching exercises done in varying depths of water, with and without 2 to 10 lbs of weights attached to your body.
AquaStretch exercises are usually done with your body holding a static position for at least 5 seconds, but are sometimes done dynamically with intuitive body movement while maintaining your stretch.
Although there are general “starting” positions for each basic and advanced AquaStretch exercise, the specific body positions in which you “find the stretch” constantly varies, depending on your individual stretching needs.
AquaStretch is considered a breakthrough in pain management and preventive medicine, provided primarily by massage therapists, athletic trainers, and physical therapists.
It may quickly restore flexibility lost from accidents and surgeries more than three months old, significantly and immediately reduce chronic pain or movement pain, and/or create profound relaxation that may help improve sleep. AquaStretch theoretically breaks down fascial adhesions that inhibit flexibility or may cause nerve impingements, muscle tension or soreness, vascular insufficiencies, hormonal imbalances, and pain. It may also be potentially used in athletic conditioning and fitness programs to increase flexibility.