Somatics is the preferred way to lengthen your muscles for maximum flexibility. In fact, it's the only safe and reliable way we've found to do so. Conventional stretching and even most of the newer stretching alternatives have a limited effect, and can increase your risk of injury. In fact, studies have shown that athletes that stretch increased their injury rate over those who don’t. On the other hand, with Clinical Somatics stretches, you don't just avoid injury, you actually fix the underlying physiological state that required the stretching in the first place.