What is AquaStretchTM?
AquaStretchTM is a 10-step procedure that can be extrapolated upon. Therapists have a great understanding of physiology and anatomy, which will assist, in the level of effectiveness that can be achieved with this technique. The purpose of this technique is to release myofascial adhesions. Adhesions can form between the muscle fibers, the tendons, ligaments, nerves, organs, lymph glands, blood vessels, or anywhere within the body that has fascia. In other words, they can form anywhere. They are temporary hardenings particularly around injured or overused areas. They form because our body is trying to heal. It is as if it is saying, “Okay, I want you to stop moving so much so that you can rest, rejuvenate, and heal. I am going to build this structure and hardened these fascial adhesions so that your movement is restricted, and I can heal.” In a healthy body, once the healing has occurred, exercise and basic movement will release those adhesions. These myofascial adhesions may not release on their own in individuals that have overuse or repetitive patterns and then prematurely use an injured area. The same can be said in people who are genetically predisposed or in those who suffer from under use. We are assisting in breaking up those adhesions with AquaStretchTM.