Optimize Your Body with Fascial Stretch Therapy
Are you tired of traditional stretching methods? Do what professional athletes do: Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST). It’s a method that has entered the professional world of sports lexicon and it’s changing the way we move our bodies.
If you’re an athlete who has experienced an accident and want to maintain your performance or if you’re an individual who likes to keep active by working out, FST is for you.
There are several types of sports physiotherapy methods to treat injuries or to help alleviate body pain associated with strenuous activity. These include methods such as gentle exercise, acupuncture, and other manipulations that target specific areas of the body.
FST is an assisted stretch therapy program that isn’t restricted to one part of the body. Trained therapists use a range of motion to optimize the fascia that is found all throughout the human body.
The stretch therapy expert Sarah Mariano and her crew of talented therapists practice FST at its finest. They have worked on celebrities such as Will Smith and Harley Samuel Pasternak, as well as numerous professional athletes such as Grant Hill, Shaq Richardson, and Olonzo Jarrett, among countless others.
If you’ve been injured or are mindful of your body’s performance and want to keep it in check, consider the benefits of incorporating FST into your physical routine.
What is Fascia?
Fascia is a web of connective tissue that is formed in bands and is wrapped around all the internal parts of the body from head to toe. It fuses it all together. It allows the muscles to move freely with other structures and reduces friction.
It is found immediately beneath the skin, around muscles, bones, blood vessels, nerves, organs, and cells. It is what biologically holds us together in one place. Until recently, we understood the body to consist of, essentially, skin and bones.
But now that significant research has been conducted on what else lies within, professionals are concentrating more on the fascia since it’s literally found everywhere in the body.
The fascia maintains a balance of tension and elasticity and this allows for unrestricted movement of each individual muscle group while holding everything in one place. If the fascia is restricted then that also means that muscle contraction is restricted.
Tight, restricted fascia is just as painful as a tight muscle. The aim of FST is to restore the natural elasticity to the hardened fascia.
How FST Works
FST is an assisted stretch therapy program that targets the fascia by stretching it out directly. Your Fascial Stretch Therapist will loosen up the fascia and joints, creating space where the lubricating synovial fluid can easily flow and ease movement.
FST techniques involve stretching multiple fasciae at a time by matching stretching with traction.
Regular FST treatments will result in:
- Reduced tight muscles and stiffness
- Better posture
- Reduced overall body pain
- Healthier bones
- Increased range of motion
- Much more
If you’re bored with regular stretching methods, check out FST. The results are felt immediately, as you’ll feel more flexible and agile. With the right FST clinic, you’ll be performing at your very best.