Stretching is one of the most important steps we can take toward warding off age-related injuries and suffering from pain related to stress in the head, shoulders, neck, and back. It is currently recommended that we stretch on a daily basis to keep our muscles functioning properly. The biggest issue I've found working with women is that many are unsure how to stretch correctly.
Prescriptive Stretching written by Kristian Berg is a FABULOUS RESOURCE offering step-by-step guidelines on learning effective stretching. It helps you pin-point which muscles are causing specific pain and instructs you on how to stretch those areas properly.
Caution: Stretching takes patience and cannot be rushed! Regardless of your age or gender, stretching is one of the best exercises we can do to take care of the human body. Check out this book to learn the most effective strategy that includes excellent illustrations on "pnf" stretching.
This book should be available at most county libraries for inter-library loan with proper I.D. I'd love to hear any comments or suggestions for similar sources that you've found helpful. Enjoy!