What is Fascial Stretch Therapy™?
Fascial Stretch Therapy(TM) is a unique, system of therapy & training that dramatically improves your flexibility by lengthening your fascia. This is a table-based assisted stretching, focusing on the connective tissue and joint capsule as the key elements in achieving optimal flexibility, strength, performance and pain relief.
Fascia is the connective tissue that surrounds & invests all structures of the body. The problem is that fascia will thicken & shorten when any of your tissues are under stress from poor posture, lack of exercise, injury, surgery, disease or over-training.
Developed in 1999 FST is the leading therapy in myofascial facilitated stretching. It is a relaxing treatment with immediate results of increased flexibility, and reduction of pain. While FST was originally designed to assist the performance of Top Level Athletes, it has become a successful method of therapy for all people dealing with musculoskeletal issues.
How is the fascia treated?
Your trained therapist will first observe your posture and discuss any pains or physical conditions that cause you discomfort or restrict movements. Skill and knowledgebase allows your practitioner to feel, observe and sense where varied degrees of pressure, stretching, kneading and palpitation will help eliminate pain and restore range of motion. To use an analogy, imagine your fascia system is a damp linen sweater that is laid out for drying. You might 'stretch’ and reshape the sweater fabric to condition its shape and conformity to its proper appearance. In a like manner, your Myofascial Release specialist will use skilled 'stretch' and 'release' technique as well as other techniques to condition your myofascial system.
Stretching for Fitness
- Radically improves your workouts and training
- Speeds up recovery from training
- Increased strength
- Improves muscle tone and definition
- Enchances athletic performance
- Greater range of motion
- Decreased muscle soreness
- Increased flexibility
- Improves posture
- Reduced risk of injuries
- Improves fitness in the elderly
Flexibility for Longevity
- Can reduce or eliminate stiff joints
- Can reduce or eliminate tight muscles
- Decreased stress
- Improves your circulation
- Improves and enhances sex
- Makes you feel and look younger
- Makes you taller
- Can reduce pain
- Assisted stretching works much better and faster than self stretching
A better quality of life is possible with optimal flexibility for longevity.
Sessions are 60 minutes - $80 + hst.
Paula Reid is a level 3 FST Therapist, Certified with the Stretch to Win Institute.