With such a rigorous schedule, my body began to break down. I was noticing that my muscles were tighter and were causing pain in other joints and areas of my body. There was one simple solution, STRETCHING. Carving out time to stretch and roll out on a foam roller in the evening after an intense day of working out, has made all the difference.
I recently went to the StretchLab in Venice and was pleasantly surprised. This is a place where people can drop in to have someone stretch them out. What a genius idea! Stretching isn’t just beneficial to dancers, it’s beneficial for everyone because it increases blood flow, lengthens your muscles, and decreases the risk of injury. I loved how personal the experience was. Every client gets paired with a flexologist who caters the stretching to whatever the client needs. They use slight resistance to get the muscles to release into a deep stretch, but only going as far as the client prefers.