Fascial Stretch Therapy™ is a pain-free, unique, complete, and complementary system of table-based assisted stretching, focusing on the fascia and joint capsule as the key elements in achieving optimal flexibility, strength, performance, and pain relief.
Benefits of Fascial Stretch Therapy
Range of motion
Fascial Stretch Therapy Is Good For Anyone
With chronic back pain
Who regularly works out or is active
Who is sedentary and has chronic tightness or pain
With reduced mobility or flexibility
Who is rehabbing and injury
What to expect
Upon your first treatment, your fascial stretch therapist will ask specific questions, and assess the body based on any complaints, or questions you may have. Each session is catered to the clients needs. All treatments are done on the table with two straps. The straps are there to hold the one leg in place, while the opposing one gets moved around.. This assures a true stretch is occurring. For each stretch session, the client is expected to wear stretchy pants, or shorts, and a tank top or t-shirt. Short shorts are not recommended. Mobility is often improved after the first treatment. The therapist will give you exercises to help maintain this after your first visit. More than one session is normally recommended. Each treatment plan varies with individual needs. Many report a decrease in stress, improved sleep, and significant decrease in pain in sometimes as little as three treatments.
Want to know more?
The first research into the effects of FST commenced in 1997 with founder Ann Frederick’s thesis, found at www.stretchtowin.com. Current research on the effects of FST on chronic low back pain is being conducted with a team at the University of Arizona Medical School in Phoenix. FST is also based on the extensive science resources found at www.fasciaresearchsociety.org
What does it feel like?
Fascial stretch therapy is NOT painful. It is a gentle modality meant to help the patient to relax and stretch out. If there is any pain, or pinching, the patient must tell the therapist. Most patients say they feel more relaxed, taller and like they're walking on a cloud after their sessions.
How is it effective?
Fascia surrounds each muscle, and connects them to each other both superficially and deep. It also connects tendons, ligaments, and bone to form a body wide, functional network. Fascia connects to all of your organs and systems too. By integrating a global perspective on stretching these fascial connections, we can reap twice the benefits as static stretching isolated muscle groups. FST is completely different than yoga, and Pilates. It is completely compatible with other methods of therapy and training.