Fascial Stretch Therapy
First things first, what is fascia? Fascia is an internal connective tissue that wraps around muscles, bones, joints and organs, providing shape and support for the body. It has the appearance of a very thin spider web, connecting layers of muscle and surrounding all internal body tissues. Here is a video explaining further.
Although it often goes unrecognised studies have shown that there are at least 6 times as many sensory receptors in our fascial tissues than in the muscles.
Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST) is a pain free table based assisted stretching technique. It focusses on the body’s fascial system and joint capsule to gain the optimal level of flexibility by using traction. Whether you have been suffering with chronic pain, want to move better or just want someone to stretch you from head to toe then give FST a try.
- Improve posture
- Increase flexibility
- Reduce pain
- Reduce risk of injury
- Improve mobility
- Decrease stress
- Increase performance levels
We offer a wide range of massage techniques designed to get the best results for you.
Frequently asked questions
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What is Fascial Stretch Therapy?
Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST) is an assisted stretching technique designed to target the body’s joints fascial system. It also help relax and re-educate the nervous system.
How is this different from conventional stretching?
Fascial Stretch therapy was created by Ann Fredericks in Arizona in the mid 90’s. Unlike normal stretching it focussing on decompressing (tractioning) a joint in order to achieve its true range of motion. Studies have shown that 47% of a person’s flexibility comes from their joints. Breathing is key to this treatment which allows the body to disarm the nervous system, release fascial adhesions and relieve pain.
Fascial? Is that to do with the face?
No, this is not a facial treatment. This is a full body, head to toe, fascial treatment. Fascia a web of connective tissue under the skin that covers the entire body and its structures.
What do I need to wear?
This is a fully clothed table based treatment. It is advised you wear loose fitted clothing or gym wear as well as bringing a top for warmth.