Five things you may not know:

1. Holding a stretch is not the only effective way of lengthening a muscle (sometimes it won’t really lengthen a muscle in any meaningful way).

2. It is possible to be just as sore after stretching as after exercising!

3. Yoga and stretching are not necessarily equivalent.

4. Increased flexibility allows increased strength.

5. Stretching your feet and improving your balance can improve your eyesight.

Very exciting, no?

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Isabel Spradlin
Isabel Spradlin
Isabel Spradlin is a Registered Nurse (RN), Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT), and abdominal adhesion specialist in Portland, OR. She specializes in educating people about manual treatment (massage) for abdominal pain and dysfunction, especially when it is adhesion related. Please see the "Programs" page to see her offerings.

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