Fascia Stretch Therapy
Sample videos of an FST session at REVIVE.
Fascial Stretch Therapy is a unique, complete and complementary system of table-based assisted stretching, focusing on the fascia and joint capsule as the key elements in achieving optimal flexibility, strength, performance and pain relief.
Fascia is a network of layered connective tissue that surrounds muscles, bones and joints. A joint capsule is also a connective tissue structure that surrounds joints and is involved in optimizing the mechanical function of the joint as well as gives it nutrients. When the fascia and joint capsules are restricted it can cause:
- Decreased joint space which can lead to degenerative joint diseases and osteoarthritis
- Increased muscle tone which can lead to trigger points, strains, tendonitis and tears
- Increased nervous tissue tone which can lead to headaches, trigger points and muscle tightness
- Increased scar tissue formation
- Decreased blood flow and energy levels, and much more
Benefits of FST
- Reduced and eliminated chronic pain
- Improved flexibility and mobility
- Improved posture, balance and symmetry of the body
- Restoration of normal joint space (anti-aging)
- Improved injury rehabilitation
- Releases endorphins (natural pain suppressants)
- Improved strength
- Decreased stress
- Improved circulation
- Reduced risk of injuries
- Improved athletic and sports performance
- Decreased muscle soreness
- Improved physical and emotional well-being
- Improved sex, and much more
What is a Fascial Stretch Therapist?
A health professional who deals with mobility and chronic pain issues. This is a relatively new form of treatment that involves the therapist performing assisted stretching techniques with a client on a treatment table or floor. Comfortable straps help stabilize the limb or part of the body that is not being stretched in order to facilitate complete relaxation and to enhance the effectiveness of the stretches.
What can I expect from a FST session?
FST sessions are performed on massage type table equipped with comfortable padded straps that stabilize the parts of the body not being worked on. Clients typically wear loose-fitting or athletic clothing. Flexibility sessions resemble a fluidly choreographed dance between the therapist and client while you breathe and ease into a gradual series of gentle, but deep stretching movements. The experience is relaxing and pain-free. In fact, many clients “zone-out” while being stretched and wake up with what feels like an entirely new body!
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To book an FST session or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Shawn Simpson at 647-522-3434 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. All payments are paid in full upon registration, unless otherwise specified. Revive Fitness accepts Mastercard, VISA, Cheque, or Cash.
“Following a serious car accident twenty years ago, I have tried everything: physiotherapy, chiropractic care, massage, yoga, and surgery. I cannot believe the difference since I started having FST done and have now competed in four half marathons and one 15 km race. I’ve taken up swimming and paddle-boarding and look forward to trying rock-climbing. Not only do I feel better, but knowing that the FST is there to help my body adjust to new activities, I feel confident trying new things. I cannot recommend fascial stretch therapy strongly enough” – Sincerely, Nancy Lea
“Working the body to it’s fullest potential, comes with plenty of aches and pains. I have certainly had my share! But thanks to the FST sessions, I continue to build muscle and strength pain free. The knowledge of the REVIVE FITNESS team has helped me learn my bodies musculature ranges of motion and stretching techniques to allow me to my body recover quickly and continue to build under the best circumstances.”- Bill Parnaby
“I have done at least 12 FST sessions and I believe it has helped me. Not only with my back pain but also with chronic right hip issues and tightness. This stretch technique gets right into where it is necessary to loosen up muscles and joints and also does some spinal decompression. I highly recommend this technique if you have any of these issues. At first we weren’t quite sure where we should concentrate or what methods to use, but after working together with the therapist, listening and reassessing, we figured it out and I continued to improve. – Louise Milliken