Fascial Stretch Therapy
What is Fascial Stretch Therapy or FST?
Did you know that there are 10x the sensory nerve endings in the fascia for every one sensory nerve ending in a muscle?
Fascial Stretch Therapy is a form of manual therapy focusing on our fascia. Fascia is fibrous connective tissue that wraps and supports muscles, bones, tendons, ligaments, organs and nerves. Think of your fascia like a full-body bodysuit that you wear from head to toe.
How will FST benefit you?
Fascial Stretch Therapy is a pain-free, scientifically designed table-based assisted stretching treatment. Instead of stretching isolated muscles, one by one, these movements stretch the fascia in a more globalized way — targeting multiple fascia lines at a time.
How is FST different than other manual treatments?
The differentiating factor with FST that separates it from traditional stretching is the use of pain-free traction, oscillation and circumduction during the treatment. This combination of movement work creates space in the joint capsules allowing synovial fluid to flow and help your joints move better.
Why is this so important?
Our joints become compressed over time, which unfortunately impedes our movement by forcing muscles to overcompensate causing strain, stiffness and tightness.
The fascia needs to be hydrated with movement (like a sponge) to be flexible and healthy! If our fascia is dehydrated it will react like a stiff sponge; hard, inflexible and more likely to crack. If the fascia is too stiff this will affect our entire body. Our fascia needs to be flexible and it’s ability to slide and resist tension is fundamental for our neural and muscular health! If our fascia is stiff it will create increased pressure on our vessels and nerves which can cause pain, stiffness decreased mobility and functionality.