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, with extensive knowledge and hands-on skills and will make sure 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.
- Improves joint range of motion, where motion is limited by muscle tightness
- Improves posture
- Promotes relaxation, reducing tension and the effects of stress
- Encourages sleep
Massage therapy can help to relieve muscle tightness, from a short-term muscle cramp, to a habitually clenched jaw, or tight neck and shoulders. Massage techniques work directly on the muscular system to release tension by stretching, kneading and compressing the muscles. Massage techniques also work indirectly, affecting the nervous system, in order to promote relaxation.
Massage can reduce the effects of delayed onset muscle soreness. After vigorous exercise, the build up of waste products in your muscles can leave you feeling tired and sore. Massage increases circulation, boosting the removal of waste products and encouraging the healing of damaged tissues.
Massage therapy can prevent injuries that may result from putting stress on unbalanced, over worked muscle groups by relieving tension in over active muscles. Posture is improved as the treatment releases restricted muscles, joints (where insufficient soft tissue length is limiting range of movement) and 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, removing waste products and bringing nutrients to the injured cells. Certain techniques may also improve the quality of scar formation.
We believe that massage is a wonderful hands on treatment, which can be 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, 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.”