Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST) is a unique system that combines innovative, passive, active and assisted mobility and stretching movement patterns. The goal is to assess and remove restrictions to movements within joints, muscles, fascia and the nervous system. Therapists accomplish this through hands-on direct techniques on a table with stabilization straps. FST is a good option for individuals who want to improve flexibility, recover from training or simply prevent injuries.
What is Fascia?
Fascia is the body’s connective tissue. Fascia is this magical web sheathing which covers and links every part of our body, from our internal organs to our big toes. It is seamless, flowing from top to bottom as well as spiralling around our muscles. When fascia is relaxed our body can move freely the way it is supposed to, BUT when that fascia is tight our movement is severely restricted, sometimes even painful.
Benefits of Fascial Stretch Therapy
- Full body therapy
- Trigger point release
- Balances fascial chains to achieve normal levels of elastic-stiffness
- Decrease mental stress
- Improved sleep, digestion, energy
- Increased range of motion
- Increased strength
- Improve balance
- Pain management
- Improve posture
- Correct structural imbalances i.e. leg length discrepancies
At Movement Performance & Health, Sarah Joyce provides Fascial Stretch Therapy.