Fascial Stretch Therapy
What is Fascial Stretch Therapy?
During regular stretching, a stretch is usually held for a minute, then you move on to the next stretch. The problem with this is it doesn’t get rid of aches and pains
The beauty of Fascial Stretch Therapy is the therapist is able to find where the body is locked up and not moving like it’s supposed to.
Then we are able to progressively work from there using the knowledge that the body is comprised of multiple ‘trains’ of muscles. These train tracks intertwine and so when you’re feeling pain in your low back for example, our therapists are able to follow the various trains passing through the low back and find where the problem area is
What Type of People Benefit from FST?
- There’s the person that is active, exercises regularly or plays sports of any kind and experiences normal wear and tear.
We also get athletes of various levels because it makes them more agile and more confident in their sport, which increases their performance and greatly decreases their chances of major and minor injuries.
2. The other type of person that benefits from FST, which are actually a large part of our regulars are people who don’t exercise as much. They have busy lives and tend to develop strains from the repetitive movements.
What Type of Pain Does FST help?
Our CFST’s use specific stretch techniques for:
Hips and knees
Does FST fix injuries completely?
95% of the people we treat report their injuries are significantly better, they experience less pain, fewer headaches, take less anti-inflammatories, and essentially move better.
If your injuries have been around for a while, it generally means the body has developed muscle imbalances to compensate for the deficiencies (tight/weak muscles), SO, after each FST session our therapists go through certain specific exercises to activate the weak muscles and avoid the imbalances from re-occuring
How many sessions are typically needed?
Most people feel noticeably better immediately – right after their first session.
BUT It depends on the nature of injury, how long it’s been going on for and what the root cause is.
What if I am not sure if I am a good candidate?
Contact us to discuss your injuries. If we are not sure if you are a good candidate, we will invite you in for a free consultation
Sometimes we overuse our bodies, and at times we don’t use our bodies enough. Regardless of the route, every day physical and emotional stresses take their toll. Overtime, stress causes your fascia — the fibrous connective tissue enveloping your muscles, bones and joints — to tighten, pinching nerves, compressing blood vessels, limiting joint mobility and triggering chronic pain and discomfort.
“99% of people benefit greatly Fascial Stretch Therapy to bring their body to an optimal level of function mentally & physically.”
Decrease Joint & Muscle Pain
Tight, inflexible muscles often pull on bones and joints causing the bone or joint to misalign, causing aches & pains
Decreased Headaches & Improved Circulation
Blood vessels pass through our muscles and joints. Tight muscles restrict blood flow as they compress on the blood vessels
Improved Posture & Alignment
Releasing imbalnaced tension allows bones and joints to resume proper alignment
Restricted muscles decrease our ability to move around pain-free. Improving Range of Motion allows us to move more and more freely