Stretch Therapy

Stretching is arguably the most underrated physical therapy available for anyone suffering from pain and dysfunction. Effective stretching techniques can bring immediate relief from many types of muscular tightness and pain.

At Central Coast Body Mechanics, we draw from the principles of Stretch Therapy, a comprehensive therapeutic system that includes stretching, fascial remodelling, strengthening, neural re-patterning, and relaxation.

We also incorporate wisdom and techniques from yoga and martial arts.

We offer therapeutic stretching in three different contexts: as part of our bodywork therapy, in our classes and also in one-on-one tuition.

In our bodywork treatments, stretching is used in conjunction with massage and acupuncture. These three treatments together create a very powerful corrective therapy. In some cases, we teach our clients 'take-home' stretches to assist with healing. This allows clients to build on the treatment done at the clinic and gives them the tools to manage their condition more effectively.

Our stretch classes are run on a nine-week basis in conjunction with school terms. In these classes, we teach the safest and most effective ways to increase flexibility and relieve muscular tightness and pain.

Our certified Stretch Therapy instructor, Tim Barrett, is also available for individuals or group setting such as conferences, workshops, sporting groups and school settings.

Stretching can assist with a wide range of symptoms and conditions such as:

  • Lower back pain and sciatica
  • Neck and shoulder pain/tightness
  • Tennis elbow
  • Tension headache
  • Pain in the hip, buttocks, calf, hamstrings, forearms

Benefits of stretching:

  • Reduces muscle tightness
  • Increases flexibility and range of motion.
  • Enhances athletic performance and reduces the chance of injury
  • Promotes faster recovery from injuries

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"Tim gets great results, is punctual and offers a really professional service in a lovely, relaxing environment. After seeing many therapists over the years, it was important for me as a woman to find someone I felt really comfortable with. I've definitely…

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"I have back and shoulder problems as a result of heavy trauma in the military and police, and needed to find someone to help me beyond what a physiotherapist could do. Tim has a very good understanding of the human body and…

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"I am a runner and triathlete and originally saw Tim for a hamstring injury. I'd had it for a year and had been through all the conventional medical treatments without any relief. Within a couple of weeks of seeing Tim, I was…

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"My work-related anxiety was getting so bad that I thought I might have to give up work. Thanks to Tim and the acupuncture and energy work he did on me, I am still happily doing my job."

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"I saw Tim when I was chronically ill with glandular fever. His combination of massage and acupuncture, combined with his knowledge of the energy systems of the body was a major contributor to my body starting to heal. He also help me…

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Stretch Therapy