Fascial Stretch Therapy
Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST) is a distinctive form of assisted stretching performed on a table. It focuses on the fascia, a connective tissue network enveloping and interconnecting all bodily structures. FST employs gentle traction, specific breathing techniques, and varied range of motion exercises to enhance flexibility, strength, overall performance, and provide pain relief. Unlike traditional muscle stretching that targets individual muscles, FST approaches the body's fascial lines in multiple directions and planes, ensuring a more holistic stretch. Additionally, it incorporates Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) methods, which involve alternating muscle contractions and relaxations to deepen and optimize the stretching effect.