Fascial Stretch Therapy
Fascial Stretch Therapy
WHAT IS FASCIAL STRETCH THERAPY™?
Fascial Stretch therapy™ was developed by Ann and Chris Frederick, and is an assisted stretching technique which increases flexibility and strength, optimizes performance, reduces aches and pains, and improves Range of motion and athletic performance.
“Your fascia reacts to all stress-physical, mental and emotional- by tightening & stiffening. Since fascia covers everything from all of your organs to the circulatory system to the brain & nervous system to the musculoskeletal system and more, your whole body is at risk to react to the stress by tightening and stiffening. When your fascia is left unattended to, aging of the body, mind & spirit accelerates, function decreases & quality of life deteriorates.” – Ann and Chris Frederick, Creators of FST™
Fascial Stretch Therapy™ targets the fascia, the most prevalent tissue in the body which is full of nerves. Fascia is found around muscles, joints, arteries, veins, the brain, and the spinal cord. The health and function of all of these are a direct result of the condition of your fascial. There is NO medication or supplement that can improve your fascia and exercise alone does not optimally balance, align and improve your fascia. Fascial Stretch Therapy™ helps to reduce pressure and release stored stress in the fascia, improving circulation and flexibility while boosting energy.
The results of untreated fascia can lead to:
•Decreased joint space resulting in degenerative joint disease, osteoarthritis and more.
•Increased muscle tone resulting in trigger points, strain, tendonitis and tears.
•Increased nervous system tone, causing headaches and muscle tightness.
•Increased scar tissue formation.
•Decreased blood flow, decreased energy and increased fatigue.
10 Benefits of Fascial Stretch Therapy
Who Can Benefit From Fascial Stretch Therapy?
Everyone can benefit from Fascial Stretch Therapy. It improves mobility, improves tissue quality, and improves your quality of life!
FST™ has been proven highly effective for a variety of athletes including Sprinters/Marathon Runners, Cyclists, Football, Basketball, Tennis and Baseball Players. Fascial Stretch Therapy™ is great for improving range of motion, functional movement, coordination, speed, strength, and athletic performance and reduces injuries.
A career as a classical musician comes with many rewards. However, surveys of symphony members found between 64% and 76% suffer from complaints of the arms, neck, and/or shoulders. Many Pianists suffer from ganglion cysts, bursitis, tendonitis or other chronic pain/injuries. Repetitive motions, awkward positions, and excessive force, can all lead to pain and injury, which can hinder performance and can potentially cripple or destroy a musician’s livelihood and quality of life. FST can help tremendously in this endeavor to not only alleviate discomfort and pain but also act as a preventative measure to the above. We have a Fascial Stretch Therapist on staff who is also a Classical Pianist. Not only does she understand Musicians’ needs, but she has had an active practice working successfully with other musicians for well over 15 years.
Post-rehab Clients/Chronic Pain and Injuries
FST™ can speed up recovery from by improving blood flow to the target area as well as releasing muscles and fascia around structures which get tight from injuries causing stress and pain. As a result healing is a lot faster with FST™.
Many Corporate Professionals have desk jobs which force them to sit all day at work, often resulting in neck, shoulder, hip and lower back pain. Fascial Stretch Therapy™ can alleviate joint pain due to tightness and stiffness by opening up the hips, improving mobility of the spine, and flexibility and resiliency of the muscles surrounding the joints to relieve stiffness and pain. FST™ also improves blood flow to the all the joints, including the hip joints, shoulder and lumbar spine.
Improving overall flexibility and joint mobility is key for senior citizens. This transfers to a greater improvement of balance and strength. Fascial Stretch Therapy helps Seniors to have an Active Healthy Life, by improving overall movement patterns, allowing them to move freely without stiffness and pain.
Interested in trying out Fascial Stretch Therapy? CONTACT US to set up a session with one of our Fascial Stretch Specialists. Our Fascial Stretch Therapists have attained the highest level of FST– Level 3 Medical and Level 3 Fitness and are the only studio in New York City with both.