Who should get FST?
Fascial Stretch Therapy can benefit non-athletes to professional athletes. It is the most up to date and cutting edge information and techniques to optimize athletic performance and to reduce the time it takes to return to activity after injury or surgery. FST provides greater and longer lasting gains in range of motion than conventional methods of stretching, improving outcomes in pain management and functional performance. Professional and elite athletes use this system because its provides a complete and clinically proven way to develop sport specific flexibility in a cumulative effect.
How will I feel after FST?
After a FST session you will extremely relaxed and comfortable. I recommend scheduling sessions on your off day of training or when you are done with your strenuous activities for the day to allow for optimal rehabilitation time.
Should I feel sore?
Soreness is dependent on multiple factors and is different from person to person. After a Fascial Stretch Therapy session, you can feel muscle soreness and joint stiffness up to 24-72 hours after session. After soreness dissipates you feel amazing and will be able to feel the improvement in your range of motion as well as overall feeling.
What should I wear?
Wear loose and comfortable clothing allowing for movement in all directions such as fitness apparel. Please remove jewelry prior to session and have long hair out of the way.
How often should I get FST?
How often depends on many factors and is case specific. For someone who doesn’t have any body issues, I recommend a monthly or bi-monthly FST session to eliminate the adhesions that occurs due to our functional patterns (e.g. driving, work, sleep, walking, daily activity). For a complete flexibility makeover I recommend 10 condensed stretches; 2 FST sessions per week for 2 weeks, then 1 FST session weekly for 4 weeks, and then once every two weeks.
How does FST affects the nervous system?
Fascial Stretch Therapy sessions are done with intention to tune the body with the Para-sympathetic nervous system, decreasing muscular tension and tone while relaxing the body for complete recovery. Pre-event FST session is done with intention to tune the nervous system in the Sympathetic system and to stretch the body with sport specific range of motion. Tuning the body in the Sympathetic Nervous system will increase blood flow to muscles, and increase focus in the mind and body to prepare to fully jump into the desired activity. When you tune the nervous system to desired conditions you are enhancing your ability to move as needed during the activity by reducing the risk of injury.
How often should I do Pilates?
Pilates can be practiced 1 day a week to 6 days a week depending on your personal preferences.
What should you do prior to your first Pilates or FST session?
Print off and fill out the New client intake form and bring it with you to session. It is beneficial to be hydrated, make sure you consume water before and afterwards. During FST session therapist is reading body receptors to dictated how far to go in ones range of motion. Do not take any muscle relaxers or pain medication prior to sessions due to the reduced sensation to bodily receptors.
Pilates Apparatus vs. Mat work
In mat work your body provides the resistance and assistance for exercises, your body weight and gravity are the major factors. Where any Pilates apparatus work offers support along with spring resistance and a variety on the exercise variation.