Hip Flexor Stretch vs. Deep Front Line Stretch

  Hip flexor stretches have been prescribed to all kinds of people, from desk workers to athletes. In fact, in many cases hip flexor stretching is actually over-prescribed and wrongfully prescribed   Since the body is all connected via myofascial chains (or Anatomy Trains) rather than just focusing on a static “hip flexor stretch,” Fascial Stretching allows a large portion of the chain to be stretched which promotes the end goal or freeing up mobility …

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Dehydration Symptoms (What If I Don’t Drink Enough Water?)

Likely if you don’t drink enough water and are dehydrated, you’ll look & feel like the cactus in this picture  The list of dehydration symptoms I’ve compiled in my head over the years is never ending. (the latest and most interesting one for me at the moment is the last one ) Here is how your body may respond to Dehydration: 1) One that impacts daily life, AND often goes under the radar is feeling …

Foot Pain and Plantar Fasciatis: Footwear

Welcome to our Part 4 of 4 blog post in the “Foot Pain and Plantar Fasciatis” series – Footwear   If you are having knee pain, this blog post (and the entire series) will be very relevant to you as it is possible your knee pain is coming from lost range of motion in your foot so be sure to also check out our drills that pertain specifically to treatment of knee pain At the …

5 Must-Know Pieces of Info For Your Health (Learned during my FST Certification)

Last week I was in Arizona for the training to become a Certified Fascial Stretch Therapist. I’m excited to bring it back to Vancouver to help you with your movement challenges, things you want to improve, fitness goals, injury rehabilitation, and other pain in the butt issues you can’t seem to get rid of. As I always knew Fascial Stretch Therapy is far from just laying on a table to get stretched. It is a …

WTF is Fascia?

  Is it possible the pain in your neck is actually coming from the fallen arches in your feet?      Is it plausible the partial reason for your bloating, gas, constipation, or that anxiety you feel is partially due to the lack of movement in the FASCIA surrounding your ribcage /diaphragm / and intestines. Poor fascial health has so many effects! WTF is fascia? Here is an image of our body’s Anatomy Trains Which gives …

Feeling Stiff?

Not sure whose with me but I feel super stiff any time I have a lack of exercise routine! Whether I’m out of town or have a big project I’m working on, I’m always excited to get into the regimen, and to make sure I don’t hurt myself going back to the gym after a week, 2 weeks, more, I make sure to book my FST sessions to ensure my mobility is up to par …

20 Variations of One of The Best Core Exercises – The Side Plank

The video below contains side plank variations for beginners to intermediate to advanced. The side plank is a great exercise to strengthen the core and hip muscles for those that experience low back tension, tight hips, and various other dysfunctions that can arise. One of the great things about the side plank core exercise is that you can gauge that your core is progressively getting stronger. There is no set length of time for each …

Move Better! FST Xmas Gift Cards Are Back!

YES!! WE DO HAVE THEM AGAIN! We’re a little late this year so if there’s that someone that you want to give an hour of heaven to — Fascial Stretch Therapy has been a very popular gift for people 30-65🎁🎄for a few years now! If you haven’t purchased yourFST Christmas Gift Cards yet, these puppies are on sale for $80 (60 min stretch sesh). Regular $100-$115. *One GC can be used per person*   If you’ve …