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Therapeutic Stretch is one of our lesser-known services, but the one we get unanimous praise about once clients experience it. Feedback such as “this stretch appointment was a game changer for my back pain” and “I didn’t know my body could feel that good after just one session” are just two examples that we hear regularly. However, we also hear commonly “what exactly is therapeutic stretch?” and “do I have to do yoga?” So we figured it was time for a little info session on one of our favorite massage modalities: therapeutic stretch!


Also known as “Thai Yoga”, Therapeutic Stretch is a one-on-one full body stretch treatment designed to induce a deep state of relaxation and improve optimal flexibility. Each stretch session is tailored & customized to the individual’s unique body composition. The client will be gently guided through various stretching sequences, combining joint mobilization, soft tissue manipulation and gentle acupressure. This dry massage uses yoga-inspired stretching positions to allow the entire body to find a more comfortable, resting state and involves being stretched out on a table by the therapist who maneuvers the body into multi-angled positions with the aim of elongating the muscles. When stretching is done for you, a deeper and more prolific stretch is the result. The therapist can apply more pressure and has professional knowledge of the precise angles required to give the maximum benefit without inducing any pain or over-stretching. Therapeutic stretch sessions can relieve the pain and discomfort that occurs as a result of tight muscles and immobility.  Therapeutic stretches are performed without massage oil and over loose clothing on a comfortable cushioned floor mat or therapy table.

Benefits of Therapeutic Stretch 

  • Improved flexibility: Therapeutic Stretch sessions can help you safely and effectively improve your flexibility, which can lead to other benefits, such as reduced risk of injury, improved athletic performance, and better posture. 
  • Reduced muscle tension: The therapist uses a variety of techniques to help relieve muscle tension, which can improve your range of motion, reduce pain, and improve your overall sense of well-being. 
  • Faster recovery from workouts: Stretching can help to reduce muscle soreness and inflammation after a workout, which can help you to recover faster and get back to your workouts sooner. 
  • Improved posture: Poor posture can lead to a variety of problems, such as pain, muscle tension, and headaches.  

Who can benefit from a Therapeutic Stretch Session?

  • People who work at a desk for long periods and experience muscular pain and stiffness as a result.
  • Individuals who spend extended periods of time behind the wheel of a vehicle.
  • People who know they should stretch but don’t have time or prefer a professional to do it for them.
  • Those with muscular health issues including Plantar Fasciitis, Tennis Elbow, Achilles Tendinitis, Sciatica and Shin Splints to name a few.
  • People with unilateral disabilities that result in over or underuse of one limb over another.
  • Fitness enthusiasts from all disciplines: runners, cyclists, gym-goers, weightlifters, dancers, tennis players, Cross-fitters, swimmers, horseback riders, basketballers, baseball players and many more.


While all of our massage therapists are certified to incorporate some therapeutic stretch into your massage session, we also offer full 50 minute Therapeutic Stretch sessions. These can also be booked as part of your Massage Membership monthly session. Ask your massage therapist of our front desk team if you have more questions about this modality and are ready to book!