Fascial Stretch Therapy
Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST) is a complete system of stretching based on the most recent research and clinical findings on fascia.
It is done by a certified therapist on a treatment table using comfortable straps to ensure the client is relaxed and supported.
FST mobilizes the body’s soft tissue and joints in a pain free way, improving overall flexibility and decreasing muscle tension. It can also improve movement patterns, posture, and circulation. FST was designed to maximize flexibility and athletic performance in professional athletes but it is also highly effective in restoring or improving mobility after injury. Plus, it just feels good!
Kelly Whitman (Physiotherapist) and Tahnee Krajacic (Massage Therapist) are both certified Fascial Stretch Therapists.
What is Fascia?
Fascia is the connective tissue system of the body that penetrates through and wraps around muscle, nerves, organs and just about everything else!
People of all ages! Any person who is feeling tense or tight from their daily life, fitness enthusiasts, athletes of all levels including professionals or any patient cleared by their physician for stretching and active movement.
Why Stretch Fascia vs. Muscle?
Fascia surrounds each muscle, connects them to each other and penetrates deep inside the muscle. It also connects to tendons, ligaments and bone to form a body wide, smart functional network. Fascia connects to all of your organ systems too.
Focusing on stretching muscle only is limited in benefit, can often be painful and results are short term.
Is It Based on Science?
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.fasciareasearchsociety.org.
For more information on FST please see the Stretch to Win website: stretchtowin.com