Myofascial Stretch Therapy
Each session is approximately 55 minutes in duration; however, 30 minute sessions are available if appropriate for the client.
$80 per 55 min session
$40 per 30 min session
What is fascia?
Fascia is essentially all of the connective tissue in the body. It is a tough covering, much like a sausage casing, that surrounds every muscle. It forms a vast supporting network found throughout the body and is continuous from head to toe. It is the white in the muscles shown in the image.
The tendons that join the muscle to the bone, the joint capsules and the ligaments are all fascia. Scar tissue and adhesions occur within the fascia; these areas are typically more restricted and disorganized. In some places the fascia is thinner than nylon pantyhose, but in other places, such as the Iliotibial Band on the outside of the leg, it can be much thicker. Fascia is extremely strong.
Fascia thickens and hardens where there is chronic tension.
Body workers consider fascia the “organ of form.” Like a coiled telephone cord, fascia holds imprints of our posture and old injuries. Thus, the fascia dictates our shape and freedom (or lack of) movement. All the nerves and blood vessels run through the fascia. Therefore, if the connective tissue is tight, the associated tissues will have poor nutrient exchange. This exacerbates any painful situation because toxic metabolic waste products build up which will further aggravate pain receptors. This creates a viscous cycle by creating more muscle tension, leading to further thickening and hardening of the fascia, which will further limit mobility.
Fascia tends to dry out as we age, becoming stiff and tight. The manipulations of Fascial Stretch Therapy help to stretch, lengthen, loosen and re-hydrate the tissue so it can be more supple and resilient. Regular movement through proper exercise and bodywork help to greatly reduce the fascia from stiffening.
- fascia is the most prevalent tissue in the body yet it is the least understood by your doctor, therapist and trainer
- the health and function of all joints & muscles are a direct result of the condition of your fascia
- healthy circulation in your muscles, joints, arteries, veins, brain & spinal cord is largely dependent on optimal flexibility of your fascia
- there is no medication that can improve your fascia
- there is no supplement that can optimize your fascia
- exercise alone does not optimally balance, align and improve your fascia
Effects of Untreated Fascia
- decreased joint space can lead to degenerative joint disease, osteoarthritis and more
- increased muscle tone can lead to trigger points, strain, tendonitis, tears & more
- increased nervous tissue tone can lead to headaches, trigger points, muscle tightness & more
- increased scar tissue formation
- decreased blood flow, decreased energy, increased fatigue & more
Features of Fascial Stretch Therapy
- manipulates, lengthens, re-aligns and re-organizes your fascia (unlike massage therapy)
- the therapy is pain-free (unlike deep-tissue work or rolfing)
- increases joint space
- eliminates trigger points
- improves muscle activation & relaxation
- improves flexibility on the first session & becomes cumulative with multiple sessions (unlike yoga and massage therapy)
Benefits of Fascial Stretch Therapy
- improved posture & functional ability to do what you couldn’t do before
- no pain allows you to finally enjoy a life quality
- restoration of normal joint space is anti-aging at its best – youthful movement without pain!
- will make all the difference in sports performance
- reduces injuries so you can get on with your goals in fitness, recreation & sports
- improves & increases options in sex when you have a flexible body