Fascial Stretch Therapy is a fairly new treatment that helps alleviate chronic aches and pains. Learn more about this style of stretching and how you can benefit from it.
Fascia is the tissue that surrounds and connects bones, organs,muscles, joints, ligaments and tendons. It's a major part of the structural integrity of our bodies. Fascia both connects and supports our body parts and keeps everything intact while we move around.
Damaged fascia can lead to chronic aches and pains, and it doesn?t end there. These chronic aches and pains can contribute to fatigue, headaches,mental clarity, constant tension, limited mobility, flexibility, speed etc.
How does Fascial Stretch Therapy work?
Fascial therapists help clients with assisted stretching. They combine a certain amount of pressure with directional movements that help target fascia. They can also use trigger points to help fascia return to its natural elasticity.
How's this any different from other stretch/massage therapies?
Besides targeting tissue, it involves some client participation.While it is assisted stretching, fascial stretch therapists instruct clients to contract and relax to help restore the natural movement of the fascia.
What are some of the benefits?
Improved posture and functional ability Reduced pain and inflammation Restored normal joint spacing and responsiveness of muscle Improved injury rehabilitation and shortens recovery time Increased flexibility and range of motion