A NEW WAY TO UNWIND
Discover the stretch, the release and the ultimate relaxation. Inspired by yoga-style stretches, the new HoMedics STRETCH Back Stretching Mat is preprogrammed with four sequences. Using a simple, handheld control, every treatment can be customised to perfect the intensity and suit your flexibility. STRETCH is for the yoga-less and the yoga lovers, combine your treatments with deep, slow breathing to unlock and enhance your relaxation.
It’s not breaking news that stretching every day is good for you. There are many benefits of limbering up for the day ahead whether you’re tied to the desk or staying active, stretching at least once a day can leave you feeling livelier and less stressed. Inspired by yoga, STRETCH guides you through a range of sequences, delivering the many benefits of calm and controlled stretching without leaving your mat. Every treatment has been designed by our yoga pro, the air chambers inflate gently to encourage your lumbar to stretch, release and relax.
STRETCH • RELEASE • RELAX
Stretch has 4 pre-programmed treatments to choose from. Customise the intensity for ultimate comfort and maximum relaxation.
The twist sequence starts by gently warming up the spine before leading into a sequence of twists, which provide a similar action to yoga poses such as Ardha Matsyendrasana (Half Lord of the Fishes). Benefits include stimulation of the liver, kidneys and digestive system, a stretch for the shoulders and hips, as well as general relief from fatigue, sciatica and backache.
This progressive flow sequence encourages the spine to move freely along its length. Similar effects in yoga are achieved by alternating Cat and Cow stretches and also in poses such as Bhujangasana (Cobra). Benefits include a stretch of the back and front torso and neck, gentle massage and stretch of the spine and stimulation of the belly organs.
In yoga, backbends are fantastic for boosting energy, reducing anxiety and stimulating the digestion as well as for stretching the chest, neck and spine. The Energise sequence takes you through a series of back arching positions which simulate the effect of yoga backbends such as Ustrasana (Camel Pose), Setu Bandha Sarvangasana (Bridge Pose) and Upward Salute (Urdhva Hastasana).
The stretch sequence combines all of the various twist and stretch actions of the mat to simulate a rounded mini yoga class, from the comforting Balasana (Child's Pose) to the energising Salabhasana (LocustPose) and the gentle twisting action of Trikonasana (Triangle Pose). The perfect way to unwind and re-energise from a long day.
GETTING THE MOST FROM YOUR STRETCH EXPERIENCE
Get more from your STRETCH-es. Subtle changes in your leg and arm positioning can increase or decrease the intensity the four programs. Whilst STRETCH is designed to suit all levels of flexibility, you can explore further options recommended in the video guide below from our expert yoga teacher and STRETCH Inventor, Karen.
Clever air pocket sequence
A selection of carefully choreographed treatments inspired by yoga and recreated through a network system of air pockets. Each one designed to inflate in sequence and stretch the body.
Simple handheld control
An easy integrated control to work your way through a relaxing program of treatments. Pause, play and customise the intensity of every stretch.
Easy foldaway design
Simple foldaway design with a secure strapping system for easy storage.
MEET TEAM STRETCH
We wanted to hear from our STRETCH fans - how they live and how STRETCH fits into their lifestyle:
“I was just lying there relaxing, the mat moved my body through a sequence of yogi inspired stretches and twists. It was really impressive!”
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“an ideal way to bring the benefits of yoga into your day – whether you are a yoga-phobe or a yoga-lover.”
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HEALTH & FITNESS
“a gentle but thorough stretch session that will ease aching muscles and release tension in your back”
“This is the best lower back stretch I’ve had. It’s so good”
“Just the tonic for stiff backs”
30 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE
We think you'll love Stretch, but in the unlikely event you're not completely satisfied, relax! Stretch includes a no-quibble 30 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE.