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Fascial Stretch Therapy

We are pleased to announce as of November 2019 we will be offering Fascial Stretch Therapy with Co-Owner/Director Whitney Garrah.

 
 
 
 
 
What is Fascial Stretch Therapy or FST?
 
Fascial Stretch Therapy is a form of manual therapy focusing on our fascia.  Fascia is fibrous connective tissue that wraps and supports muscles, bones, tendons, ligaments, organs and nerves. Think of your fascia like a full-body bodysuit that you wear from head to toe.
 
 
FST, as founded by former professional dancers and registered physiotherapists Chris and Ann Frederick, is a pain-free, enjoyable and relaxing way to engage the parasympathetic nervous system.  Our parasympathetic nervous system is a division of our nervous system providing important control of many tissues. When stimulated, these nerves increase digestive secretions and reduce your heartbeat.  When the parasympathetic nervous system is activated, it produces a calm and relaxed feeling in the mind and body. 
 
How will FST benefit you?

Fascial Stretch Therapy is a pain-free, scientifically designed table-based assisted stretching session. Instead of stretching isolated muscles, one by one, these movements stretch the fascia in a more globalized way — targeting multiple fascia lines at a time. 

How is FST different than other manual treatments?

The differentiating factor with FST that separates it from traditional stretching is the use of pain-free traction, oscillation and circumduction during the treatment.  This combination of movement work  creates space in the joint capsules allowing synovial fluid to flow and help your joints move better.

 

Why is this so important?

Our joints become compressed over time, which unfortunately impedes our movement by forcing muscles to overcompensate, thus creating strain, stiffness and tightness.

 

We like food…so we like to use the analogy of fresh butter on a slice of toast.

Think of this analogy –  butter on toast. If your joints (hips, shoulders..) are slices of toast and you want to apply butter, you would rather have room temperature butter versus cold refrigerated butter to spread on your bread, right? Think of synovial fluid like butter on your slices of fresh toast. Fascia Stretch Therapy makes the “butter” warm making for a better approach to stretching (and for enjoying your breakfast!). 

Speaking of melted butter on toast….we also hear our clients tell us they FEEL like their pent-up stress, stiffness and tight muscles MELT away after a treatment!

Thank-you for your interest in booking an Fascial Stretch Therapy FST session with us! We will soon be in touch with availability options for you.
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