Fascial Stretch Therapy™
Fascial Stretch Therapy ™
(FST) is an assisted stretch technique performed by a Certified Fascial Stretch Therapist. The main goal when incorporating FST in your regular workout routine is to increase mobility, flexibility, and overall fitness. Known to produce astounding results, FST is a must for everyone, regardless of age or fitness level, in order to maintain suppleness and muscle strength throughout your lifetime.
What Can Fascial Stretch Therapy Do For You?
In order for the body to move effectively it must be mobile. Whether your goal is to improve your sports performance, be able to perform exercises at the gym more effectively or to simply improve your mobility and flexibility, FST should be a fundamental part of your fitness routine.
How Does it Work?
FST differs from traditional stretching by allowing you to move into and out of the stretch with the help of the stretch therapist. Fascial therapists help with assisted stretching. They combine a certain amount of pressure with directional movements to help target fascia.
The therapy is performed on a treatment table and comfortable straps are used to stabilize the limb or part of the body that is not being manipulated, encouraging complete relaxation as well as enhancing the effectiveness of the therapist’s actions. It is recommended to wear loose-fitting clothing or athletic clothing during the session.
FST lengthens the tissue from deep inside the joint capsule to the origin of the muscle, including all the connective tissues in between, boosting overall mobility. It also incorporates oscillating at various tempos and directions, as your tissue dictates, increasing the flow of endorphins and flexibility as well as reducing pain.
Besides targeting tissue, it involves some client participation. While it is assisted stretching, fascial stretch therapists instruct clients to contract and relax to help restore the natural movements of the fascia.
The fascia is where many restrictions are that create the tightness we experience.
This technique will increase overall flexibility and function as well as improving sport performance with a better quality of life. Clients use breathe work to move deeply into each stretch.
• Pain free
• Increased joint space
• Eliminates trigger points
• Improves muscle activation and relaxation
• Manipulates, lengthens, re-aligns & reorganizes your fascia
• Improves flexibility on the first session and becomes cumulative with multiple sessions
• Teaches you to maintain optimal fascial flexibility once problems are identified
• Releases chemicals known as endorphins, that act as natural pain suppressants
• Optimizes the learning, practice and performance of many types of skilled movements
• Improves circulation and digestion
• Increases balance and symmetry of the body
• Reduces the risk of injury, especially sprains & strains
• Reduces muscular soreness, allowing you to finally enjoy a higher quality of life
• Reduces muscular tension
• Improves posture and muscle function, allowing you to move your body more freely
• Promotes the restoration of normal join space, a natural anti-aging treatment
Effects of Untreated Fascia
• Decreased joint space can lead to degenerative joint disease, osteoarthritis and more
• Increased muscle tone can lead to trigger points, strain, tendonitis, tears & more
• Increased nervous system tone can lead to headaches, trigger points, muscle tightness & more
• Increased scar-tissue formation
• Decreased blood flow, decreased energy, increased fatigue and more.
Did You Know……
• Fascia is the most prevalent tissue in the body
• Healthy circulation in your muscles, joints, arteries, veins brain & spinal cord is largely dependent on optimal flexibility of your fascia.
• There is no medication that can improve your fascia
• There is no supplement that can optimize your fascia
• Up to 42% of your flexibility potential is your fascia
• Exercise alone does not optimally improve your fascia.
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