By Any Stretch

Sabine GalvisMarch 2019
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Photography by Angelina Aragon

No need to bend over backward to reap the benefits of improved stretching – these Valley stretch studios are flexible.

Stretching is a lot like flossing – you know it’s important, but it can be challenging to establish a regular routine. Sumits Banerjee, owner of Valley yoga institution Sumits Yoga, set out to make it easier with Sumits Stretch, a concept devoted entirely to stretching.

“Stretching is one of the fundamental ways to age with grace and prevent issues like inflammation and stiffness,” Banerjee says.

In one-on-one sessions, a trained stretch therapist assesses flexibility and customizes stretch routines based on individual needs. Then, clients lay back and let the therapist do the work of stretching them out to gain stress relief, improved range of motion and better circulation. Consider it yoga without the effort.

Sumits Stretch is currently available at his existing studio in Scottsdale, but he plans on franchising it and spreading it to other studios. Sessions run 25 minutes for $30 or 50 minutes for $60. The first session is half-price for new clients.

FLEX ZONE
Get loose and limber at these Valley stretch studios.

One Body One Mind Fitness
An hourlong Deep Stretch & Relaxation class based on yoga techniques is designed to improve mental and physical health.
3302 N. 24th St., Phoenix
602-374-3227, onebodyonemindfitness.com

StretchLab
A mix of group and one-on-one sessions with a trained “Flexologist” are available at this new studio.
20511 N. Hayden Rd., Scottsdale
480-474-4117, stretchlab.com

Stretch Therapy AZ
Fascial stretch therapy targets the fascia, a tissue prevalent throughout the body that joint and muscle functionality depend upon.
16447 N. 91st St., Scottsdale
480-388-6241, stretchtherapy-az.com

Sumits Yoga (pictured above)
10050 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
480-247-8678, sumitsyogascottsdale.com

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