Stretch Lab

Hurdler Stretch for Hamstrings
Hurdler Stretch

Stretching on a regular basis keeps your muscles strong, flexible and healthy!

What is Stretch Lab?

Stretch Lab is one-on-one assisted stretching performed by one of our professional stretch therapists.  Not only will they physically help you stretch, but they can educate you on different types of stretching, introduce you to different modalities to assist with stretching, and even help develop your own stretching program for whatever your stretching goals may be.

Improving your mobility (and/or flexibility) can help improve:

Foam Roll a Shoulder
Rumble Roller on Lats
  • posture
  • physical performance in activities such as running, weight training/crossfit, olympic/power lifting, bodyweight training
  • sport performance-aerial arts such as pole fitness, lyra, trapeze, silks
  • handstands and arm balances
  • splits
  • contortion
  • “problem” areas such as tight hips, shoulders, neck, back

Is Stretch Lab for me?

Yes! The Advanced Health Stretch Lab is available for every level of fitness and flexibility.

I have some (or lots!) of stretching experience and have some specific stretch goals. Would Stretch Lab be able to help me?

Yes! Our therapists are excited to offer advanced stretching- available with our Assisted Stretching or our Personalized Stretch Coaching Program.  Please contact us to discuss what your stretch goals are so that we may choose the best therapist for you to work with.

What if I have pain or am injured?  Can I still come to Stretch Lab?

If you have any acute pain or injury you must receive clearance from your physician or physiotherapist prior to coming to Stretch Lab.

Luckily, we work alongside physiotherapists and would be happy to book an assessment to make sure Stretch Lab is right for you.

Some clients even find it helpful to bring a copy of their physio stretches to Stretch Lab for assistance or use Stretch Lab as a bridging session between physiotherapy appointments.

Why stretching?

Flexibility is one of the main components of fitness.

When our bodies see the same movements every day, whether it be from prolonged sitting, technology usage or sports performance, our muscles tighten and create imbalances. Those tight muscles can easily become overstretched and damaged. To help prevent injuries, it is important to find a stretching routine that will fit your needs and lifestyle.

Assisted stretching helps your muscles move beyond their natural resistance point, allowing you to see quick results in a relaxing environment.

 What are the benefits of stretching?

Myofascial Release of Calf Muscles
Myofascial Release of Calf Muscles
  • Increased flexibility and range of movement
  • Injury prevention
  • Improved posture
  • Stress relief
  • Improve athletic performance
  • Reduced pain and tension
  • Improves sleep
  • Increases balance
  • Increases energy
  • Increases blood flow to muscles

How often should I stretch?

Everyday. Well, that’s our opinion.

Actually, this depends a lot on your stretch goals. Stretching as few as three times a week can still result in mobility gains.  So, if you have a busy training schedule, daily stretching may not be possible or necessary.  A light, cool down stretch after your workout will help not only improve your performance by maintaining elasticity in your muscles, but feels GREAT!  What better way to improve your body than some partner PNF stretching with us?!

Contortion Scorpion
Scorpion Stretch

However, if you are looking to make some significant improvements, say to your posture, athletic performance, or have specific goals such as getting touchdown in your splits, we would recommend a higher frequency of stretching (6-7x a week).  However, this also doesn’t mean doing exactly the same stretches every day either! You can always discuss this more in-depth with your stretch Coach who will personalize your stretching program.

What is the cost of a session at the Stretch Lab?

    • 20 minute stretch   $30.00*
    • 45 minute stretch   $65.00*
    • 60 minute stretch   $75.00*

Book an appointment online+

+23 Ave location only
To book an appointment at Grandview clinic, call 780.437.8000

* plus gratuity

What do I wear to Stretch Lab?

Assisted Stretching of Hip Flexors
Assisted Stretching of Hip Flexors

Anything that’s comfortable and that you can move in! This may be a t-shirt and track pants, tank top, yoga pants, leggings…but probably not your skinny jeans!

So what are you waiting for?! Come see what fun stretching is all about, book your first session today.