Fascial Stretch Therapy
Are you experiencing ‘tight’ muscles, joint pain, or do you feel like you’re struggling with overall strength and mobility? You may benefit from fascial therapy, which can help relieve pain and improve flexibility.
Gentle Motion’s personal trainers deliver gentle, comfortable, and non-invasive therapies to manage, ease, and work around your pain.
What is Myofascial Pain?
Myofascial pain is often the result of staying in one position for long periods of time. It can even be caused by anxiety, as when we’re anxious, we tend to tense up, rather than letting the muscles relax. The pain may be felt in the joints or throughout the body. Gentle exercise and stretching is one of the most effective ways to manage myofascial pain. Often, myofascial pain can be reduced or relieved through FST.
What is Fascial Stretch Therapy?
Fascial therapy is a form of therapy that is designed to gently stretch the fascia; the connective tissue in the body that connects your joints, your muscles, and your organs. If the fascia is damaged, which is common with injury, it can affect many parts of the body, making you feel stiff, sore, and uncomfortable. Fascial therapy has been used for full body functional mobility restoration since its introduction by Ann and Chris Frederick, and forms a core focus of the Gentle Motion mission.
What is FST stretching? At its most basic, FST — or fascial stretch therapy — is a form of assisted stretching where you’ll work directly with a Gentle Motion stretch therapist in Toronto. The technique takes place on a comfortable massage table, and you’ll remain fully clothed throughout the process.
There are many advantages of fascial stretch therapy, such as greater flexibility, better posture, improved mood, a wider range of motion, increased blood flow, and natural pain relief. It can be used to not only ease myofascial pain, but also in the management of many other conditions, including osteoporosis, slipped discs, pinched nerves, plantar fasciitis, and fibromyalgia. Schedule a free assessment with the Gentle Motion stretch therapists in Toronto to learn more about FST.