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Fascial Stretch Therapy
What is Fascia?
- Fascia is connective tissue that encapsulates bundles of muscles
- Fascia has nerve endings and sensorimechanoreceptors (deactivation of these contribute to Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s which lead to rigid and weak muscles)
What is Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST)?
- FST is the most active form of therapy done on a table. The therapist is always actively moving (you) according to fascial lines
- It is based on over 50 years of practice-based evidence
- It is based on finesse not force
Why is FST effective?
- Each session is different as the CFST (Certified Fascial Stretch Therapist) assess the feel of the myofascial tissue mobility. Focusing on areas of reduced mobility
- Mobility restrictions lead to muscle imbalances and repetitive strain injuries
How is FST different that regular stretching?
- It is carried out by a trained professional, which focuses on the fascial mobility
- FST includes manual decompression of soft tissue and joints with gentle traction
How can FST help me?
- Results from FST are usually immediate and permanent (provided posture and body positioning habits are corrected)
- Decreasing fascial tension vastly decreases pain and discomfort that is unachievable with other modalities
- Generally leads to increase in urination and decreased swelling
- FST has had positive results for numerous people not only physically but also emotionally and mentally for those that have been in chronic pain
What types of people can benefit from FST?
- Usually people over the age of 18 who have had enough wear and tear on their bodies. Wear and tear can come from:
- not exercising
- repetetive physical movements,
- motor vehicle accidents
- repetetive strains
- working out
- people with muscular challenges – multiple sclerosis, parkinsons