Fascial Stretch Therapy is a partner assisted stretching technique developed by Ann and Chris Frederick. Originally designed for athletes, FST is effective and beneficial for people of all ages and activity levels. The key to unlocking your flexibility lies in your fascia. Fascia is dense fibrous connective tissue that interpenetrates and surrounds all muscles, bones, nerves, and blood vessels of the body. FST will reorganize, realign and restore your fascia.
Based on science and developed in clinic, this gentle stretching system focuses on connective tissues, lines of fascia in the body, and human movement – not just muscles. FST is a synergist with all other modalities of therapy and compliments all sports or training regimens. Pain-free gains in range of motion are the most frequently reported benefits, however Fascial Stretch Therapy has a variety of benefits, which include:
- Increased performance
- Decrease in the likelihood of injury
- Improved sleep
- Increased proprioception/body awareness
- Resolution of some types of chronic pain
- Improved posture
- Enhanced recovery post-activity
- Reduced levels of stress
- Reduction of trigger points/adhesions within tissues
- Improved flexibility on the first session, is cumulative with multiple sessions
A typical FST session ranges from 30-60 minutes and is tailored to the individual. Often the patient is presented with personalized mobility protocols, which are intended to maintain and further the gains in range of motion achieved in session.
More information can be found at http://stretchtowin.com/