What is FASCIA? Does FST have anything to do with stretching my face?
A very common question! And no- fascial stretch is not a facial stretch!
Fascial Stretch involves fascia- fascia is the connective tissue that wraps and connects muscles, joints, nerves, bones, and organs. Similar to muscles, fascia can get tight and bound down, however it responds better to movement and stretching and than to traditional massage and other therapies.
Can you tell me more about FST? What can I expect? How long is a session? Is it covered by benefits?
Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST) is a pain free, hands on treatment that targets the fascia. FST is a unique, complete and complementary system of table-based assisted stretching. It focuses on the fascia and joint capsule as the key elements in achieving optimal flexibility, strength, performance and pain relief. FST will help uncover areas of tightness you didn’t realize existed, while simultaneously creating release through a gentle, pain free, traction/contract and relax approach. FST is compatible with other forms of treatment and training. Results are often seen within 1-3 sessions and accumulate over time. Combined with exercises to help maintain mobility and strengthen your body in its new range FST will help you move and feel better for whatever your needs may be.
Sessions last 60 minutes, and cost $100. FST is offered by a licensed Chiropractor, if you have extended health coverage for Chiropractic care FST sessions will be eligible (check with your plan for specific details on chiropractic coverage). Certain plans can be direct billed in our clinic.
What are the benefits of FST?
Benefits of FST include:
-increased flexibility and mobility
-decreased joint compression and impingement
-improved sport performance and muscle function
-increased blood supply
-reduced risk of injury
-reduced mental and physical stress
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Written by the team at Rebound Health and Wellness