FASCIAL STRETCH THERAPY
INCREASED RANGE OF MOTION
INCREASED MUSCLE STRENGTH
INCREASED BLOOD FLOW
Give it a try and see for yourself!
What is fst
5-Point Myotherapy is proud to offer Fascial Stretch Therapy as a form of recovery with therapeutic effects. Developed by Ann and Chris Frederick at the Stretch to Win Institute, this is a non-invasive assisted stretch technique that can have several benefits for the body. Whether it is to relieve pain in tight muscles from injury or from muscle soreness post workouts, FST can help.
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First, let’s define what the fascia is and what role it plays in your body. Fascia forms a whole-body, continuous three-dimensional matrix of structural support around our organs, muscles, joints, bones and nerve fibers.
This multidirectional, multidimensional fascial arrangement also allows us to move in multiple directions. (Myers 2001; Huijing 2003; Stecco 2009). The fascia is the essential structure that suspends, honeycomb-like, our structure from the inside out and is the one systems that tethers into every other aspect of our physiology. This means that balanced fascia makes for a healthier and happier structure/body, whereas unbalanced fascia sends us into the domino effect of a compensatory pattern.
Some researchers and clinicians believe that it is more important to address the fascial system when treating “tight” muscles. Others believe that since the fascia is connected by muscles, you should just treat the muscles. Myofascial release encompasses both, providing the best of both worlds.
FST is a type of stretching that targets not only the muscles, but the fascia, the connective tissue that surrounds muscles, bones, and joints. FST also targets the entire joint and joint capsule, using traction to remove restrictions from movement and to stimulate lubrication. A therapist will gently pull and move the arms, legs, spine, and neck in a smooth motion through varying planes of movement. There is no pain, not even discomfort. Instead, the gentle movement is stimulating and relaxing at the same time.
The problem with many standard stretching programs is, well, they are standard. An athlete will finish their workout, run through their “usual” stretches, maybe paying extra attention to tight hips, sometimes pushing through some pain to get that final stretch. Sadly, this type of stretching is not effective and may even be causing more tightness and inflexibility. When you cause pain with stretching, your muscles respond to protect themselves, tightening up in a rebound type effect.
By contrast, a Fascial Stretch Therapist will evaluate their client, looking for imbalances, as well as the source of those imbalances. Then using breath to help with movement, the therapist will first warm up the joints and muscles with undulating stretching to maximize blood flow. Then using techniques of slow undulating movement, as well as traction (gently pulling to create space in the joint) and modified PNF ( proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation), synchronized with the breath, the therapist will stretch the entire body, following a logical anatomical order, to lengthen muscle, increase range of motion, and improve flexibility.
To reserve a time, a credit card is required and will be charged a $20 fee if the client cancels with less than 24 hours notice or is a no-show.
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30 Minute Service | $40
60 Minute Service | $75
90 Minute Service | $99
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60 Minute Soft Tissue Session | $95
90 Minute Soft Tissue Session | $130
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