By Carla M. Dubis Tedeschi

Stretch Rx Founder Ronda Musca and her incredible team welcome you to stretch your way to wellness in 2023! 

“Our mission is to motivate, educate and assist people in making better choices to increase their overall fitness and well-being,” says proud owner Ronda Musca. “We incorporate a wide variety of tools into each program. Therapeutic stretching, BioMat sessions, Personal Training, and resistance exercises are at the core of our programs. The results people experience even after the first session usually include decreased joint pain, improved flexibility, and better balance.”

Ronda Musca

On the contrary to newer “one-size-fits-all” stretching and wellness facilities recently popping up, Stretch Rx has been serving the Tampa Bay community with a complete personalized wellness approach since 1994! Moreover, all Stretch Rx practitioners have earned a proper degree, or obtained the required licenses and credentials to practice in their field, so you can rest assured you’ll always be in the hands of caring, well-trained professionals.

With a degree in Physical Science and Health Management and over 25 years of wellness expertise, Ronda has the determination, experience, and passion for helping people achieve a healthier lifestyle. Ronda believes in addressing all facets of wellness in order to reach optimal health. After noticing that people were experiencing limited options with more traditional pain relief methods, Ronda opened Stretch Rx to fill a void and offer an alternative approach to feeling and looking better without a prescription.

Using a far-infrared heated ionic BioMat helps release serotonin, and practitioners stretch the client’s body to improve range of motion and flexibility. When done correctly, therapeutic stretching and exercise can improve circulation, reduce muscle tension, decrease pain, help with menstrual cramps, and eliminate toxins. “Negative ion therapy is perfect for cell regeneration. People with fibromyalgia, arthritis, and generalized pain feel amazing when they get off of this mat,” says Ronda.

As a complement to these stretching and exercise services, Stretch Rx offers reflexology, reiki, massage therapy, food intolerance testing, and ionic foot baths by professionals with over two decades of experience.

Reiki is a form of alternative therapy commonly referred to as energy healing. It emerged in Japan in the late 1800s and involves the transfer of universal energy from the practitioner’s palms to their patient. During a Reiki session, the practitioner places their hands just above you to bring about healing. Reiki is non-invasive, and people receiving the service have reported relief from symptoms commonly associated with depression and anxiety.

During a reflexology session, the practitioner stimulates pressure points on the client’s feet that target various body organs to promote blood circulation and detoxification. While clients relax in a massage chair, ionic foot baths pull out toxins from the body during a twenty-minute soak, and at the close of the session, the color of the water indicates what toxins were removed from within the body. If the client wants a massage, Ronda and her team advise the massage therapists where the most work is needed.

Whether you’re just starting to work out or if you’re looking to take your fitness to the next level, StretchRX certified trainers will happily assist you in achieving maximum results in the least amount of time. Each program starts with a full evaluation and measurement of vitals and ends with a stretching and cool-down period. “We’ll cover everything from exercise and eating habits, stress relief and management, sleeping patterns, and develop a personalized health and nutrition plan for you,” says Ronda.

In November 2019, Ronda further advanced her services, working with a manufacturer to perfect a small-batch CBD full-spectrum (.3% or under THC) topical salve that combined the benefits of essential oils, cooling menthol, and Arnica with the pain and inflammation relief of CBD that can be incorporated into a therapeutic stretching, reflexology, and massage session instead of lotion. 

Available CBD products are the Joint Jam® topical salve, Salt Buzz® bath salt, and Bubble Buzz® bubble bath, available for purchase on JointJamCBD.com or at Stretch Rx offices in Palm Harbor and Westchase. 

“We use organic essential oils, CBD made in the U.S. grown in small batches, third-party tested, and natural, without synthetic fillers. Our CBD products are genuine, without synthetic fillers.”

Skin relief is an added benefit of the products’ use for pain and inflammation. Ronda’s clients have seen dramatic reductions in psoriasis, splotched skin, and crepe skin. 

Testimonial client photos are showcased on Joint Jam and Stretch Rx’s Facebook pages. 

Stretch Rx is open Monday – Saturday by appointment with locations in Palm Harbor, Westchase, and Naples, and a newer location in West Palm Beach.

For more information and phone numbers to make an appointment please visit: https://stretchrxflorida.com/ and choose the Stretch RX that’s closest to you!