Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST) is a unique and a systematic type of therapy designed to improve flexibility, mobility, and strength. 'Fascia' refers to the connective tissue that encases muscles, organs, nerves, and blood vessels in your body. Over time, fascia can become stiff or scarred due to injuries, poor posture, or inadequate training methods.
FST aims to enhance the elasticity and health of the fascia, leading to improved athletic performance, increased range of motion, reduced pain, and enhanced recovery from workouts. The therapy is performed by a certified FST therapist or trained RMT who manually stretches the patient’s body in undulating and spiral patterns, synchronizing their movements with the patient's breath.
Instead of targeting isolated muscles, FST considers the body as a connected system, stretching entire fascial lines or chains to promote flexibility throughout the body. The therapy is performed on a treatment table, equipped with comfortable straps to stabilize the limbs or body parts not being worked on.
FST is gentle, pain-free, and relaxing. It's beneficial for everyone from athletes seeking peak performance to older adults looking for enhanced mobility and pain relief. It provides an effective complement to other therapeutic modalities and can play a crucial role in comprehensive treatment and wellness plans.