There’s an abundant amount of research available that shows the benefits of water on your body. Whether it’s swimming to keep your body strong and heart-healthy, soaking in a hot tub to get your blood flowing and help you relax, or doing aquatic exercises to provide less strain on your muscles, water plays an essential role in your health and wellness routine. 

One of the ways in which you can truly benefit from the therapeutic benefits of water is through a program called AquaStretch. If you’re someone who deals with chronic aches and pains, it may be time to learn more about it and try it out for yourself with local resident Christine Reyna, a certified facilitator. 

What is AquaStretch?
AquaStretch is an assisted stretching and myofascial release technique performed using weight resistance in shallow water. Christine has a long history of practicing aquatic wellness and has spent the last 15 years providing area residents with the benefits of AquaStretch. She currently offers one-on-one one-hour sessions throughout the week at Texas Swim Academy. 

AquaStretch can help people who struggle with chronic ailments like arthritis, herniated discs, lower back pain, plantar fasciitis, and much more. AquaStretch may help speed up recovery times, improve range of motion, increase flexibility and reduce swelling from minor injuries, as well as reduce injury risk. 

How Does It Work?
During a session with Christine, you can expect to move your body at your pace and work on your wellness modality. While you will focus on areas that are more troublesome than others, AquaStretch is a total body program, and Christine will get you in the water and work your muscles and joints from head to toe. 

Christine recommends six to eight sessions of AquaStretch for optimal benefit, and then you’ll move on to sessions on an as-needed basis. Throughout your sessions, you can expect:

•To feel calm, loose, mellow, and mobile.

•Restore flexibility (often immediately) and dramatically (>60%).

•Relieve muscle soreness and speed recovery from overuse or intense exercise.

•To improve sports performance and reduce injury risk by optimizing range of motion.

•Improve general well-being and quality of life, including better sleep and reduction of pain.

“Your muscles tend to relax in water,” says Christine. “I can get people’s bodies into positions in the water that help their ailments more than you can on dry land. Your body is just more mobile in the water and tends to respond easier and more quickly than it does anywhere else.”

Try AquaStretch Today
If you’re looking for a new way to work through your chronic pain or ailments, or are in need of a good full-body stretch, give Christine a call or text her at 281-808-4860 to schedule your first session. She sees all ages and mobilities and looks forward to helping people feel like their best selves again.

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