Fascia Stretch Therapy (FST) originated in Phoenix, Arizona as a way of stretching the body using traction to stretch the soft tissue or fascia, which can be locked up deep inside our joint capsules. Think of that tight hip feeling, aching shoulders or lower back pain, this can mean the joints are tight, and that means the fascia.
Designed originally for the oversized athletes of the American Superbowl, Olympic Wrestlers and Basketball Players alike. It is however a highly sort after treatment providing a full body stretch to anyone as an alternative to yoga.
In Australia, FST is gaining popularity as the group training mania has taken over which can often lead to excessive tightness or injury in the body. And who can honestly say they spend much time stretching post-workout?
Fascia Stretching can:
- Increase Range of Motion
- Create greater freedom of movement
- Reduce chance of Injury
- Improve muscle recovery
- Increase Circulation
- Improve posture
- Reduce aches and pains
- Improve quality of sleep
- Enhance physical performance to give an athletic edge
- Fascia Stretching can also help to improve the blood flow through the body. Our blood is responsible for passing any toxic build up through the liver to be eliminated from the body. The better our circulation the more efficient this process can become.
Fascia stretching can help us to relax and breathe better, another way to cleanse toxins from the body and also to reduce cortisol, our stress hormone. When we have less stress in our lives it is much easier to stay in a positive mindset, practice gratitude and feel more content in our own life. A body free of aches, pains and tightness is happy one, make sure you don’t neglect yours and book in for a FST session!