When new clients first arrive, I often explain to them that I am not a sports massage therapist and don’t want to grow up to be one. Traditionally many massage therapists work quite deeply when resolving aches and pains in your body. Especially those who rectify and remediate aches and pains, injuries, and issues, like sports massage therapists.

As a result, clients just like you, have often come to expect that pain, sometimes a great deal of pain, is needed to resolve these issues.

At BlossomingMe, we have found, that working with your body, rather than fighting with it, and keeping your body relaxed, helps the changes that do happen through your treatment, to stay longer.

Recently we’ve been focusing on the “No pain, no gain” myth.


I would like to debunk this myth!


Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) stretching is a great example of this myth in action.

So in this video, I cover:

  • What is Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) stretching?
    • (You may also know this type of stretch as Muscle Energy Technique it is a very similar style of stretching.)
  • How does it demonstrate the myth of “No pain, no gain”?
  • 3 Tips for effective Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) stretching.


Rather read the transcript?

Here it is…

I hope you found this interesting?  And thank you for joining me. If you found it useful, please comment, like, and share, and if you have any questions, please let me know.

Also, if you would like a copy of my simple Cheat-sheet to help you stretch effectively, please comment ‘PNF’ in the comments below or email us with ‘PNF’ in the subject line.

See you next time.

Author: Sarah Gowans

About Blossoming Me

BlossomingMe offers a fully integrated approach to your wellbeing. Located on Sydney’s Upper North Shore. Sarah is our Cranio-sacral and Remedial Massage Therapist and health and lifestyle coach. She can help relieve those problematic knots, tightness and other specific ailments to promote a healthy recovery. These complementary massage therapies can be combined to suit your needs, and include: craniosacral therapy, shiatsu, acupressure, reiki, remedial, swedish, and body-mind-massage. 

Our qualified Osteopath, Alexis, offers a drug free, minimally invasive, “hands on” treatment focusing on the musculoskeletal system with its associated muscles, tendons, ligaments, membranes, bones and joints. Alexis takes a functional approach. This means that she focuses on the way a component (body part, tissue or group of tissues) performs its role, as well as the way the body works, performs and integrates as a whole. Our team can support you to improve your posture and therefore your overall health.

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