Stretch Work

Flexibility is a key component of pain-free health

Anyone who has ever experienced tight muscles will appreciate the benefits of stretch work. At the very least, you’ll have experienced a few moments in life when everything just seems to tighten up a little, perhaps because of exercise or too many hours spent deskbound. On the other hand, sometimes it can be quite a challenge to tell where it comes from!

At MMC, one of the first steps in our process is to identify whether you have any tight muscles that need releasing. This often requires an understanding of your case history – exercise habits, work postures, previous injuries, and other physical habits. We may also take you through a few orthopaedic muscle tests. Finally, we’ll palpate (press) the area to give us some extra insight.

Once we’ve identified which of your muscles require stretch work, we’ll use our anatomical knowledge and skills to provide you with targeted stretches, this might be part of a wider hands-on massage treatment or may be given to you as stretch “homework” to take away. Our knowledge of muscular and soft tissue anatomy is what gives us the ability and confidence to properly assess. We’ll take into account the origin/insertion of the muscle (where it attaches to/from), the job of the muscle, which direction the muscle fibres run, and how it relates to other muscles both locally and for specific movements.

Finally, we may consider the type of stretch that needs to be applied, such as maintenance or developmental, or even more specialised PNF or MET stretches.

Duration: Part of a deep tissue or sports massage

    Therapists: John, Tom, Hannah, Stephen

      Opening Hours

      Mon: 1.00pm - 9.30pm
      Tue: 7.00am - 6.00pm
      Wed: 11.00am - 4.00pm
      Thurs: 7.00am - 6.00pm
      Fri: 8.30am - 9.30pm
      Sat: 7.00am - 9.30pm
      Sun: Closed

      All appointments booked in advance, give us a call if you need to.


      Massage Matters
      11 Friday Court (1st Floor)
      Thame, Oxfordshire
      OX9 3GA

      L: 01844 212022
      M: 07771 896398

      We pick up the phone 8am-8pm Mon-Sun

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