Fascial Stretch Therapy

Improve Recovery and Increase Flexibility

Fascial Stretch Therapy® (FST) is a key component in every treatment program developed at Tri-Covery Massage & Flexibility. You will see a Fascial Stretch Therapy® (FST) certification listed behind the name of all our therapists. We send all our therapists to training in Fascial Stretch Therapy® through the Stretch to Win® Institute, where Fascial Stretch Therapy originated. We believe it is that important.

The Function of Fascia in Your Body

Fascia is a vital part of the neuromuscular system in your body. It is a thin membrane that surrounds and connects all your muscles, ligaments, tendons and joints. This thin membrane is also filled with nerve endings which send signals to your brain. Feelings of pain, achiness and stiffness are transmitted through the nerves in your fascia. This thin membrane layer is highly affected by your hydration level, repetitive movements and trauma to your joints and muscular structure.   Although knowledge of the significant role fascia plays in healing and pain relief has been available for over two decades, the number of massage therapists trained in these techniques is still limited. Michigan has one of the highest numbers of Fascial Stretch Therapy® (FST) certified therapists, and most of them are therapists at Tri-Covery.

Fascial Stretch Therapy Benefits

Your Fascial Stretch Therapy® (FST) treatment will be incorporated into your overall treatment plan with Tri-Covery. Fascial Stretch Therapy® (FST) can be beneficial in increasing flexibility as part of your physical training and as a tool in recovery after an event or injury.

Tri-Covery clients can expect to experience several benefits from Fascial Stretch Therapy® (FST):

  • Increased range of motion
  • Improved circulation
  • Decreased pain and stiffness
  • Increase in energy levels

How We Use Fascial Stretch Therapy

Educating our clients on health and fitness is a key component in the Tri-Covery approach. This includes helping them understand the role fascia plays in their bodies. The better you understand how your body functions, the easier it will be for you to keep it healthy and strong.   Fascial Stretch Therapy® involves stabilizing parts of the body which are not being worked on so that the treatment can be localized to a specific area. Your therapist will guide your movements in a very natural and relaxing rhythm. You should not experience any discomfort from the gentle stretches, but the benefits will be quickly recognized.   Ask your Tri-Covery sports massage therapist about the benefits of Fascial Stretch Therapy and how to incorporate this manual therapy into your home routine as well as your stretch therapy sessions at Tri-Covery.

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