microStretching® represents a paradigm shift in stretching. Unlike other forms of stretching, this low intensity passive and active stretching system developed by Dr. Nikos Apostolopoulos is focused on the 4 Rs (recovery, regeneration, rehabilitation, and restoration) of the body.
To explain the “why” this gentle force influences the body both at the macro- and microscopic levels, microstretching refers to concepts such as mechanotransduction and tensegrity, the proprioceptive tissues, and the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems.
microStretching® looks at the body multidimensionally, that all the systems of the body (i.e., musculoskeletal, neural, endocrine, hormonal, cardiovascular etc) are connected holistically ensuring its homeostasis. For instance, by decreasing the sympathetic tone of overactive muscles, identifying compensatory shifts and patterns related to previous injuries or traumas, and the activation of the parasympathetic nervous system, individuals begin to understand how the body is interconnected, that the smallest effect in one part of the body can have repercussions somewhere else. microStretching® helps develop that awareness both physically and mentally.