Fascial Stretch Therapy | Fascial Stretch Therapists

Fascial Stretch Therapy® (FST)

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

Click here to meet our experts and schedule now

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.


  • “A great guy with healing hands and a kind heart – thanks so much Jeff for the many times you put me back together, helping me to extend my hockey career (Still playing at age 62).”

    Jerry M.
  • “I want to thank Jeff for being a positive and understanding force in my recovery from Back surgery. He also has helped me gain a love of exercise and messages. The kindness and patience I have received from Jeff has helped me understand how important it is to exercise and to keep fit. It is a work in progress and I am happy to be working with Jeff.”

    Kris S.
  • “You will never meet a more honest, caring, dedicated individual than Jeff Kong!”

    Penny S.
  • “I have been seeing Jeff now for several years, and I can say without any hesitation, that he is the finest massage therapist in the land. Not only is he skilled and knowledgeable, but he is also one of the nicest people you will ever come across. Jeff takes the time to access your needs and concerns, and then skillfully goes to work on your problem areas. I would recommend Jeff to anyone who desires massage therapy delivered in a relaxing, friendly and professional environment.”

    David S.
  • “Jeff’s expert knowledge of fitness, strengthening, and conditioning exercises really helped us get started on a simple in home program to help us stay fit and keep our weight in control. After only a couple of visits he was able to teach us dozens of routines that we could work on in our home without having to invest in any expensive equipment. Jeff is such a personable professional, he makes doing your exercises fun. Thanks to Jeff we now have more energy and feel our bodies are better toned! Also, his messages will do wonders for any tense muscles or stiffness you may be experiencing. If you want expert, personalized fitness training we highly recommend Tri-Covery Massage & Fitness.”

    Tom and Sandee D.
  • “I went to Jeff with a nagging shoulder pain. Jeff quickly identified what it was and how to help it to heal. Most importantly, he showed me stretches and exercises to help keep from injuring it again.”

    Jason L.
  • “As both an athlete and a personal trainer, I understand the benefits of sports massage first-hand. When my body needs a rejuvenating massage, I call Jeff. If a friend, family member or training client can benefit from sports massage, the only name I give them is Jeff Kong. Very few people have the combined skill set of athlete, trainer and massage therapist with a functional knowledge of the body like Jeff. I never hesitate to recommend him, and you shouldn’t hesitate to call him.”

    Tad M.
  • “I have been training with and getting massages from Jeff Kong for over 5 years. I have a chronic back condition that can be very difficult to deal with at times. He REALLY listens to what is going on and what areas need attention on any particular day. He uses any of the great variety of methods and techniques that he feels will help me that particular day. When I schedule a massage before a visit to my chiropractor, it greatly helps the ease of adjustment and relaxes my muscles so I have a better chance of STAYING aligned after my adjustment. He’s one of the BEST and I would and DO highly recommend him!”

    Ann R.
  • “I consistently am thanked for referring clients to Jeff and often hear him described as, “caring, intuitive, engaged professional, and the best”. For these reasons, Jeff continues to earn my massage therapy referrals. Thank you, Jeff”

    Benjamin W., MSPT
  • “Thank you, Jeff, for getting me through two marathons in two months!”

    Robin L.
  • Thank you, Becky Wilson, for getting me through the senior center CrossFit competition today. I could not have done it without you and Tri-Covery. You guys do amazing work!!!!!

    Darin K.
  • My daughter had a stretching session with Steve before her high school league meet. She PR’d in all of her events, made her 2 state cuts, dropped a ton of time and got All League! Thanks Steve!

    Mary K.


Click here to meet our experts and schedule now


Chris Harris

Chris Harris
Licensed Massage Therapist; Certified Fascial Stretch Therapist, Level 3 Medical; Certified LifeStretch Instructor

Bowler’s shoulder? Football knee injury? Chris knows how to help.

Learn More »