Fascial Stretch Therapy (or FST), is a type of stretching that targets not only the muscles, but the fascia, which is the connective tissue that surrounds muscles, bones, and joints and connects the body as a whole. FST also targets the joints and joint capsules, using traction and oscillation to gently remove restrictions from movement and to stimulate lubrication. FST is a table-based assisted stretch where a therapist will gently pull and move the arms, legs, spine, and neck in a smooth motion through the client’s personal range of motion. There is no pain or discomfort during your FST session, only a gentle stretch that is stimulating, healing and relaxing.
10 Benefits of Fascial Stretch Therapy
1. Increase Range of Motion & Optimal Flexibility
2. Muscular Balance and Symmetry
3. Improved Movement Performance
4. Reduced Pain
5. Reduced Risk of Injury
6. Improved Posture
7. Improved Muscle Function
8. Improved Circulation
9. Decrease Compression and Impingement in the Joints
10. Improved Energy
Contact the office today to meet Samantha our Kinesiologist and let her show you how FST can improve your life!
Written by Samantha Jamieson – Kinesiology