By Mara Kimowitz
No town embraces the dog-days of summer quite like Boonton, complete with incredible art sculptures displayed all over town, but don’t let the carefree days get the best of you. Summer is a great season for self-care, and Boonton has a unique wellness place for you to get it!
The five pillars of self-care are physical, social, spiritual, intellectual, and mental/emotional. Taking the time for your self-care is crucial in preventing injuries and providing the body with much-needed attention so that we can safely perform day to day tasks. There is a very strong mind and body connection. When the body is in a good state of being, there is greater emotional awareness and the ability to manage your reactions to stress and how you may be dealing with it or not.
According to Healthline, stretching increases flexibility, improves range of motion in your joints, optimizes circulation, reduces stress, and enhances physical well-being. And nothing sounds better than lying on a table completely relaxed, while someone else does the work to stretch away the tension. Lucky for Boonton, the original stretch studio of Morris County is here!
StretchSource® has been serving Boonton for five years and has become well-known for providing a method of assisted stretching called, the Pliability Stretch™ Technique. This method of assisted stretching helps people, through customized private stretch sessions, move through life without pain or limitation. The wellness center is also sought out for group stretch classes called StretchTribe™ as well as Contrast Therapy. Contrast Therapy is an ancient ritual of hot and cold therapy. The keys to Contrast Therapy are the rapid changes in your circulatory system when you alternate between hot and cold temperatures. The infrared sauna will directly heat the core of your body unlike generic saunas that only heat the air. As you transition to your private cold jacuzzi tub for a cold plunge and immerse yourself into refreshing cold water, your body will cool down, resulting in improved local blood circulation so you can heal faster, detoxify, and boost your immunity. You’ll feel healthier and less stressed, be more confident and focused, and sleep better too. In addition to all the natural benefits of Infrared Sauna and the cold plunge, Contrast Therapy helps with lymphatic circulation, speeds recovery, and boosts immune function. StretchSource® is the only boutique wellness center in New Jersey with a private Contrast Therapy Suite.
If you’ve already dipped your toes into the wellness world with a yoga class here, and a little breathwork there—the StretchSource® experience is sure to take your self-care to the next level. And give you a story or two to tell when you get home.
Mara Kimowitz is the owner and founder of StretchSource in Boonton, NJ. Book a call online at www.stretchsource.com.