Fascial Stretch Therapy
with Erin Marsh - Certified Athletic Therapist, Fascial Stretch Therapy Provider.
WHAT AN FST TreaTment looks like
An FST initial session will be 90 minutes, between the floor and massage table. Come prepared to be stretched in loose comfortable exercise clothing. The table will be set up with soft supportive straps to hold your body on the table while you are being stretched. The session will be guided by what your goals are, and what the Athletic Therapist finds upon assessing you.
Any follow-up treatments can be booked for 60 or 30 minutes of stretching bliss!
Ask about our Stretch Pass option for best rates!
What is Fascia?
Fascia improves how all our tissues and joints work together. Like oil circulating throughout a car engine, it keeps tissues moving smoothly among one another. Imagine each of your muscles encased in a fishnet stocking, chained together from head to toe. It even holds your organs in a shelf-like system!
It makes sense now, why every time your knee or shoulder acts up, that you start to feel tension elsewhere.
Can I pair FST with other treatments?
FST works well with other therapies - If you have a current Chiropractic, Physiotherapy, or Massage routine, FST is a great supplement to continue your progress.
Can I get FST if I am already mobile?
FST is a great treatment for more than just mobility. It is a great way to calm the nervous system and bring down the tension that our brain naturally senses (You may be moving fully, and still feel tight, even if your tissues have not actually shortened). FST is also a great way to maintain joint health even if you are very mobile.
There are a few cases where FST is contraindicated:
- If you are too mobile - hypermobility past your functional needs (if you are a dancer or a gymnast, this mobility may be necessary for you!).
- Hypermobility due to pregnancy (hormones during pregnancy are meant to help prepare the mother for birth and can thus decrease joint stability).
- Pregnancy in the later trimester where laying on the back is contraindicated - we do not want to restrict blood flow to baby! There are side lying and sitting options if treatments is needed.
-If you have had an acute injury or active inflammation