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Fascial Stretch Therapy® is a complete, full body manual therapy and movement training system. FST is a proven system for pain management, rehabilitation, strength and conditioning, athletic performance, mobility and movement re-education and wellness. It is one of the quickest, most effective and pleasant methods to eliminate pain, restore function, move & feel better in activities of life, fitness and sports!

Fascial Stretch Therapy is an assisted stretching program that targets not only muscles, but also the fascia. FST is performed on a state-of-the-art treatment table that utilizes stabilization straps. Traction is a major component of the treatment, opening up the joints and creating space for increased range of motion.

The concept of stretching has been gaining popularity, resulting in the development of many franchised stretch methods and the offering of group stretch classes. However, what makes FST different is the depth and longevity of this particular therapeutic method. Created by an exercise physiologist and physical therapist, the FST method offers a specialized approach to stretching. An FST specialist undergoes over 600 hours of intensive training as opposed to the typical 4-hour workshop required to be a stretch practitioner at a popular massage franchise. Founders and former dancers, Ann and Chris Fredrick have been perfecting the FST method for over 20 years. As the first flexibility specialist in the history of the Olympics, Ann honed her stretch method during the summer of 1996 with the US Olympic Wrestling team. Ann and Chris have worked with a range of Olympic and professional athletes.

As a client, you will receive a specialized approach that is designed to address your personal needs and help you free your body from pain. Try Fascial Stretch Therapy to become a better, more mobile you!

Fascial Stretch Benefits

  • Reduces tightness in muscles
  • Reduces injury risks
  • Reduces stiffness in joints
  • Improves tissue mobility
  • Eliminates pain
  • Improves flexibility
  • Increases pliability