Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST) Facts and Benefits
Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST) is one of the newest methods of targeted stretching that focuses on a body part many people have never even heard of before.
Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST) is one of the newest methods of targeted stretching that focuses on a body part many people have never even heard of before: the fascia.
Fascia is a fibrous connective tissue that holds everything in your body together, including the muscles, ligaments, tendons, bones, organs, and nerves.
The technique called fascial stretch therapy was developed by Ann Frederick, the first known flexibility specialist who works with athletes at the Olympics. It improves every aspect of athletic performance and promotes recovery.
How does Fascial Stretch Therapy Benefit You?
Although the fascial system is often under-recognized when it comes to treatments, researches and satisfied clients have shown that FST has long-term positive effects on the whole body. Unlike traditional stretching when isolated muscles get stretched one by one, a fulsome FST treatment stretches the fascia in a more globalized way. What also separates it from traditional stretching is the use of traction, which creates space in a joint capsule, which further long allows synovial fluid to flow and help improve joint movement.
Fascial Stretch Therapy
Some of the most remarkable benefits of this treatment include the following:
- Creating an optimal environment for the muscles to move smoothly
- Breaking up scar tissue and increasing the range of motion in injured areas
- Faster recovery from training sessions is easily achieved with FST
- Improved performance is one of the most favored benefits among athletes. It helps you run faster, improve coordination, lift heavier and it increases overall strength and flexibility.
Who can benefit from Fascial Stretch Therapy?
Anyone can benefit from FST, regardless of age and sex, and it will be extra-beneficiary for active people who already have some kind of an exercise routine. Fascial stretch therapy will lift your body’s performance to a new level, whether you are a professional athlete or a sporty person with just a regular walking routine.
Wendy is one of four registered massage therapists certified in Fascial Stretch Therapy (level 2) in London and surrounding area.
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