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Stretching services provided by a massage therapist can be a valuable addition to a massage session, promoting flexibility, relaxation, and overall physical well-being. Here’s some information about stretching services offered by massage therapists:

  1. Improved Flexibility: One of the primary benefits of stretching during a massage is the improvement of flexibility. Massage therapists can use various stretching techniques to lengthen and release tension in the muscles, which can enhance your range of motion.
  2. Enhanced Relaxation: Stretching during a massage can be deeply relaxing. It helps release muscle tension and promotes a sense of relaxation and well-being. Stretching can also reduce muscle soreness and discomfort.
  3. Pain Relief:  Stretching can target specific areas of tension or pain, such as tight shoulders, a stiff neck, or lower back pain. Therapists can use stretching to alleviate these discomforts and promote pain relief.
  4. Customization: Massage therapists can tailor the stretching techniques to meet your specific needs and preferences. They will assess your range of motion and any problem areas, ensuring that the stretches are both safe and effective for you.
  5. Incorporation into Massage Sessions: Stretching is often integrated into traditional massage sessions. The therapist may use a combination of massage strokes, trigger point work, and stretching to address your specific concerns.
  6. Assisted Stretching: The massage therapist may use techniques where they assist you in stretching, helping you move into positions that would be difficult to achieve on your own. This can be particularly beneficial for those with limited mobility.
  7. Home Care Recommendations: A good therapist may also provide guidance on stretching exercises you can do at home to maintain the benefits of the massage session and promote ongoing flexibility and relaxation.

It’s important to communicate your preferences and any concerns with your massage therapist before and during the session. This helps ensure that the stretching services are tailored to your specific needs and comfort level. Additionally, you should seek a qualified and licensed massage therapist who has expertise in incorporating stretching into their practice. Stretching services are a valuable component of a massage session that can enhance the therapeutic benefits and leave you feeling more relaxed, flexible, and revitalized.

Stretching helps muscles release and improves range of motion. It release endorphins which is a natural feel good hormone in the body. Stretch sessions are easier fully clothed and I switch between the mat and table to get optimum results.

I have taught two extensive courses on stretching and have the booklets I prepared so if you are curious, we can sit down together and review a broad selection of stretches that you might want to experience. Alternatively, you can just leave it up to me. – Randy

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