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Fascial Stretch Therapy: A New Form of Treatment

Fascial Stretch is a up and coming system of treatment that has positively affected millions of people since its inception nearly three decades ago. Here's everything you need to know about it.

Fascial Stretch Therapy

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What exactly is Fascial Stretch Therapy?

FST is a pain-free, unique, complete, and complementary system of table-based assisted stretching, focusing on the fascia and joint capsule as the key elements in helping with achieving optimal flexibility, strength, performance, ease of movement, mobility, alignment, recovery and pain relief.

Members of all ages and activity levels benefit from Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST) including fitness enthusiasts, athletes of all levels, pregnant women, those wanting relaxation, better mobility, flexibility, movement, range of motion, feeling, health & wellness, releasing pain & more.

One of the greatest benefits of FST is that the results are instantaneous. After a single session there is a noticeable improvement. 

Who should come in for Fascial Stretch Therapy?

If you’re someone who enjoys tractioning, stretching and feeling much looser and free after a treatment, then FST may be for you. 

Fascial Stretch Therapy for Pain
FST can help reduce most types of muscular and joint-related pains.

These are just some of the many benefits that FST can help with:

  • Decrease pain
  • Help reduce risk of injury
  • Decrease muscle tightness
  • Help decrease symptoms of stiff joints
  • Aid with posture
  • Release stress and tension
  • Improved mobility, range of motion and flexibility
  • Greater feeling, health and wellbeing
  • Feeling lighter and looser with greater ease of movement and performance
  • Promote Relaxation and Energy
  • Help with Higher Quality Sleep

If these are some things you would enjoy then it may be worth trying out Fascial Stretch Therapy for yourself.

It’s important to let your therapist know both in your health history and in person about what you’re coming into the massage for! If you’re not sure about whether your condition is something that can be addressed with manual work – contact us and ask one of our massage therapists for free!

For women who are pregnant, Fascial Stretch Therapy provides overall greater feeling, movement, health and well-being releasing any pain, tension or tightness opening the body allowing greater flow through the body.

What can Fascial Stretch Therapy help with?

FST can be used to treat a variety of conditions, such as:

  • Athletic injuries
  • Chronic pain
  • Joint pain
  • Limited range of motion
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Shin splints
  • Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS)
  • IT band syndrome
  • Hip impingement
  • Knee Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Frozen Shoulder

During your treatment, you may also be asked about your diet, sleep, exercise habits and other valuable information that could indicate what adjustments in your treatment may need to be made to help better your session.

This information is imperative for the therapist to make an informed and rational decision when deciding on the ideal treatment plan for you.

Once all the necessary information has been collected, the therapist can begin the treatment session in the most safe and effective manner possible.

That’s essentially what FST is! Have any other questions or perhaps you’re ready to give it a shot? Book an appointment with us today and you’ll be able to experience therapeutic massage for yourself on a whole new level!

Who does Fascial Stretch Therapy?

A Certified Fascial Stretch Therapist should be the one performing FST on you – usually through a general institution of sorts.

If you’d like to learn more about our Fascial Stretch Therapist: Samantha Azevedo you can do so by clicking here.

Samantha Azevedo - Fascial Stretch Therapist in Mississauga Ontario
Samantha Azevedo - Fascial Stretch Therapist in Mississauga, Ontario at Vital Wellness Centre

How much does Fascial Stretch Therapy cost?

Different clinics and practitioners will charge variable prices.

Here at Vital Wellness Centre, our clinic has moderately priced services. You can learn about all of them here.

Specifically for FST, this is our pricing:

60 Minutes

Fascial Stretch Therapy
$ 95 Per VIsit
  • 60 Minutes Fascial Stretch Therapy Session
  • Wellness Account Coverage

90 minutes

Fascial Stretch Therapy
$ 130 Per Visit
  • 90 Minute Therapeutic Massage
  • Wellness Account Coverage

Frequently asked Questions on Fascial Stretch Therapy

Have some questions about Fascial Stretch Therapy at Vital Wellness Centre? Or perhaps other questions you might be a little bit embarrassed to ask? No worries – here are some of the most Frequently Asked Questions about FST. If these don’t answer your questions – worry not! Contact us through email, phone, text or even through social media about any questions you may have regarding our clinic, etc.

You can contact your insurance provider to confirm. You can also claim it under general
health and wellness services if available.

You are fully clothed during the treatment and it is recommended to wear loose fitted or
stretchy clothing that is easy to move and stretch in. There is no use of massage oils or

Assisted stretching is very likely to make you feel taller as it lengthens and elongates the
body improving posture. Releasing tension and tightness from the body that can cause
areas of the body to be out of alignment and shortened. Some people will come in with one
leg longer, hip or shoulder higher and after treatment will be brought back into alignment.

Fascia Stretch Therapy is a pain free relaxing assisted stretch releasing tension, tightness,
pain from the body. With overall greater feeling, movement, flexibility, mobility and flow
through the body (blood, oxygen, energy and circulation). You will feel lighter, looser with
greater overall feeling.

Absolutely, FST is great for women who are pregnant to help release any pain, tension or
discomfort they may be feeling during pregnancy. It also helps with opening the body to
feel lighter, looser with greater flow and feeling during labour.

Treatments are tailored to your individual needs. Our 60 minute sessions concentrate on
specific areas of the body. Including for example: back, shoulders, hips, glutes and
hamstrings, focusing on areas identified during the assessment as painful, tight or inflexible
or having limited range or mobility. Our 90 minute sessions allow the Stretch Therapist
more time to stretch the full body from head to toe, focusing on all areas and giving you
more time to settle in and reach greater relaxation. This has a restorative impact on the
body and mind allowing for a full body opening and stretch. For those who are more open
they may only require 60 minutes for a full body treatment. Your therapists will let you
know what is best for you specifically.

Fascia is the connective tissue made up mostly of collagen and fibers that runs beneath
the surface of the skin, over the muscle, through organs. It is a spongy elastic-like tissue
that connects and supports many parts of the body. It surrounds all parts of the body
including internal organs, blood vessels, muscles and bones. Healthy fascia is open,
smooth and flexible which prevents injury and allows for greater ease of movement,
feeling, performance and feeling in the body.

You will see noticeable improvement after one treatment.

Treatment frequency depends on each individual’s lifestyle and specific needs. Your
therapist will offer guidance and recommendations.

Book an Appointment!

Your health is vital to us. Come meet us in person and see what pain problems we can help solve with you.
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Richard Lam

Richard is the owner of Vital Wellness centre and practices as a registered massage therapist with a specialty in therapeutic massage, utilizing techniques including manual therapy, contemporary medical acupuncture and PDTR.

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