Fascial Stretch Therapy is a pain free modality used to:
- increase ROM (range of motion)
- relieve pain
- relieve tightness
- increase athletic performance
- improve blood circulation
- improve posture
- improve sleep
- prevent injuries
- and so much more..
Fascial Stretch Therapy® (FST) is an assisted stretching technique that is performed by a Certified Fascia Stretch Therapist. The stretching takes place on a treatment table with comfortable straps to stabilize the part of the body not being worked on. This technique uses combinations of PNF (proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation) as well as traction. Pain is never allowed and considered a negative response. The therapist will combine different techniques from the joint capsules in waves of movements targeting multiple angles to release, relax, and stretch the tissues and fibers.
Fascia is one word for our connective tissue system which covers us everywhere from head to toe, skin to bone; and penetrates throughout all of our cells and tissues. There can not be anything more significant than this for your mobility and flexibility.
What makes FST so unique? There are many but to name a few, it is appropriate for all ages, from children to elderly population, anyone trying to get out of pain, elite athlete, to professional athletes. It has the ability to decompress your joints, where we lose close to 40% of our flexibility. Your fascial system is also a force transmitter. Making changes and unlocking the power of your fascial nets will help you perform and recover better. No medication or supplement that can improve or optimize your fascia. Healthy circulation in your muscles, joints, arteries, veins, brain & spinal cord is largely dependent on optimal flexibility of your fascia. So you can see how important your fascia is to keeping it in good condition.