很少人知道的一個經常被忽視的身體部位是筋膜。 筋膜是貫穿全身的巨大結締組織網絡。 它圍繞著你的肌肉、神經、骨骼、關節和器官。 事實證明，隨著時間的推移，許多傷害和失去靈活性，包括運動範圍，都涉及到筋膜。
What makes this therapy different from other flexibility programs is that each stretch begins with a light traction of the joint being treated. This allows for a deeper stretch by creating more space in joint. This is an excellent treatment choice for those wanting to improve flexibility and mobility, recover from training, and prevent injury.
Other benefits include:
- Improved posture & muscle function
- Improved sport specific performance
- Increase muscular strength and endurance
- Reduce muscle tension and risk of injury
- Increase balance and symmetry of the body
- Reduce muscular soreness and fatigue
- Help treat symptoms associated with osteoarthritis and facet joint dysfunctions
Fascial Stretch Therapy在職業高爾夫球手、摔跤手、籃球運動員和跑步者等運動員中普及，但對於需要更多靈活性的人，如辦公室工作人員、體力勞動者和一般僵硬的人，也非常有益。
FST is also a very powerful therapy that can be used to treat many conditions such as facet joint dysfunctions, tight hips, rotator cuff injuries, muscle strains, chronic headaches, knee tracking issues, plantar fasciitis, and pinched nerves.
People of all ages can benefit from fascial stretch therapy, including any patient cleared by their physician for stretching and active movement, fitness enthusiasts, and athletes of all levels.
Those with chronic back pain: Oftentimes, chronic back pain is associated with muscle tightness and joint stiffness; general weakness, fear of movement, and certain activities; and lack of mobility. FST can help to eliminate your pain and restore function so you can return to your normal life.
Those who regularly train: When you’re training regularly, you need your body to recover quickly. FST improves blood flow to tired muscles, which helps you to recover faster from your tough training sessions with less soreness.
Those who are active: FST can help you to run faster, lift heavier, boost endurance, improve coordination, and increase flexibility.
Those rehabbing an injury: Through FST, your therapist can help increase your range of motion by eliminating adhesions and allowing your body to get rid of unnecessary compensations.
Is it painful?
Fascial stretch therapy is not painful. It is a gentle modality meant to help the client to relax and stretch out. If there is any pain, or pinching, the client must let the therapist know.