At Stretch we offer a range of massage therapy treatments, including sports, holistic and pregnancy massage. We tailor our treatments to your individual requirements, whether you want to relax and unwind, or to prepare for a sporting event.
Our clinic is a purpose-built, relaxing space in Writtle, Chelmsford. Our therapists are highly trained, possessing extensive knowledge and hands-on skills and they will ensure you get the most out of your treatment.
Benefits of massage therapy
- Pain relief
- Improved circulation
- Promotes efficient delivery of nutrients to the tissues
- Encourages waste removal from the tissues
- Reduces swelling by encouraging better lymph drainage
- Helps to relieve muscle fatigue and soreness
- Helps to restore muscle length.
- Improved range of motion in joints, where limited by muscle tightness
- Improves posture
- Promotes relaxation, reducing tension and the effects of stress
- Encourages sleep
Potential applications of massage therapy
Massage therapy can help to relieve muscle tightness. For instance, from a short-term muscle cramp, to a habitually clenched jaw, or tight neck and shoulders. The techniques we use work directly on the muscular system to release tension, due to the focused stretching, kneading and compressing of the muscles. These techniques also work indirectly, affecting the nervous system, in order to promote relaxation.
The effects of delayed onset muscle soreness may also be reduced through the application of massage therapy. Vigorous exercise can leave you feeling tired and sore, because of the build up of waste products in your muscles. Massage increases circulation, boosting the removal of waste products and encouraging the healing of damaged tissues.
When correctly applied by an experienced therapist, massage can even prevent injuries as a result of putting stress on unbalanced or overworked muscle groups. This can be achieved by relieving tension in the overactive muscles and you will notice your posture improve as the treatment releases restricted muscles and joints (where insufficient soft tissue length is limiting range of movement), as well as surrounding fascia, enabling soft tissues to be returned to their optimal lengths.
Massage can help the management of acute and chronic soft tissue problems by increasing circulation to the affected area, therefore removing waste products and bringing nutrients to the injured cells. Certain techniques may also improve the quality of scar formation.
Massage is a wonderful hands on treatment, used to help treat muscle pain and soft tissue injuries. It can also help you to relax, unwind and feel at your best.
Please browse the information about all the different types of massage therapy available at our clinic and do check out our special offers – or simply click the links below to book in.
“Jo’s massages are fantastic at whatever level, whether you have a deep massage or just something gentle, you leave feeling very relaxed and chilled. We both work and travel into London and Jo’s massages along with Pilates, keeps us going throughout the year. She is a very gentle person with a lovely manner and not at all intrusive. I cannot recommend her enough.”
“I just wanted to write and express my thanks for the treatment I have received. Four months ago I suffered an excruciatingly painful disc injury and up until three weeks ago I couldn’t even drive my car as the pain was too much. However in the past two and a half weeks I have been making massive improvements to the point where yesterday I was able to front squat pain free with 25kg on the bar, something I lost hope of being able to do any time soon. I believe a majority of the credit for this sudden turn around is due to Rob’s treatment and advice, so I just wanted to let you know how grateful I am and that I will be recommending Stretch to all my friends and family.”