Fascial Stretch Therapy
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Fascial Stretch Therapy is a revolutionary stretching system developed by Stretch to Win. The system has been used successfully by elite athletes, NFL players, NBA, martial artists and dancers, to improve their game and performance. It is a form of myofascial stretching in Toronto.
Fascia is a layer of fibrous tissues that permeates throughout the human body. Fascia is found in between joints, muscles, organs, nerves and connective tissues in our body. The fascia network is an interconnected mesh throughout the entire body; a trauma in the bottom of your foot can affect you in the back of the neck in various ways.
Testimonials from our clients who have undergone the Fascial Stretch Therapy are positive. They reported immediate significant improvements in their flexibility. As well, they also indicated that they were able to retain the improved flexibility condition for long periods of time. Thus far, they are more apt to perform physical movements because they feel that their limbs are lighter and move more freely.
Benefits of the Fascial Stretch Therapy Program:
Prevent injury or pain related to work and daily activities
Most of us sit for the majority of our waking hours; at work we sit in front of a computer, we sit for meetings, for our commute or watching TV for the evening. Maintaining a sitting position for extended periods of time causes the hip joints to become inflexible. Hence, we get tight hips. Tight hips is a recipe for lower back health problems. In some extreme cases, excessive tightness of the tissues (muscles, tendons, ligaments, or connective tissues) about the joints can continuously put pressure on the joints and eventually cause the joint capsule to wear and hence, one of the contributing conditions to development of arthritis. With this in mind, fascial stretch therapy will aim to create a space in the joint.
In addition to preventing injury or pain, flexible joints allow for a more efficient movement pattern. You will feel lighter in your feet, become more agile, and feel more energetic in movements because it is easier to move. Therefore, compensation of movement is minimized.
Imagine if you sprain your ankle. You can still walk but you will naturally or unknowingly compensate your walking motion by limping. Similarly if there are distortions in your body, you will unknowingly compensate your bodily movements. The compensation of motion can be very minor in the beginning but as time progresses, it gradually becomes more apparent.
You probably know of someone (or even yourself) who once suffered a serious or traumatic injury then continues to have subsequent injuries or ailments. To continue to function, the bodily response to the first time post-injury is movement compensation. This creates more imbalances and distortions in the body. Therefore, it is always recommended that one seeks consultation for treatment with a professional upon suffering an injury.
Fascial stretching therapy relieves the distortions in the fascia, so that they are minimized and you are very unlikely to compensate a movement pattern.
Fascial stretching therapy can reduce/release stress from the body
Stress accumulated from day to day activity can cause distortions. Over a longer period of time it will cause imbalances in the overall fascial system, eventually leading to compensation of an efficient movement pattern. By synchronizing breathing and stretching motions during stretching therapy, you can release fascial distortions in your body thereby relieving stress.
A fascial stretching program helps athletes improve performance
More flexible joints allow for better movement patterns and minimizes motion compensation. In elite level competitions, a fraction of a second may be the difference between winning or losing a medal. For example, a 100m sprinter will need to have extremely flexible hamstring muscles (muscles in the back of the thighs). More flexible hamstring muscles will allow the athlete to move their legs faster and easier as the limbs can move more freely with less energy. The improved flexibility in muscles will allow the athlete to shave off fractions of a second in a race.
Stretching slows down the effects of aging in regard to flexibility
As we age, we tend to get less flexible. Some of the factors that contribute to reduction in flexibility:
Dehydration – Our muscles and connective tissues need water to stay flexible. As we age, our sensation of thirst that drives us to ingest fluid is reduced, much like our other sensory functions of sight, hearing, smell, touch. Therefore, the drive to ingest fluid is compromised even though there is a deficit of body water content.
Changes in our connective tissues – As we age, our body replaces muscle fibres with fatty and collagen fibres, the fibrous tissue that provides structure to bone, organs, skin, blood vessels, tendons and other connective tissues in our body. These tissues are less flexible as their water content is much lower than lean muscles. Furthermore, increased calcification, fraying, fragmentation, as well as an increase of cross linking and adhesion of fibres also contributes to stiffness in our bodies.
Stretching stimulates our bodies to maintain or reverse the effects of declining quality of tissue and promotes retention of fluid within our tissues hence, improving our flexibility.
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Fascial Stretch Therapy programs:
Each myofascial stretching session generally takes an hour. We do not rush the process, therefore it may last up to 2 depending on the individual.
1 session - $95.00 plus taxes per session
3 sessions - $275.00 plus taxes
5 sessions - $420.00 plus taxes
10 sessions - $800.00 plus taxes
20 sessions - $1,550.00 plus taxes
1 session - $90.00 plus taxes per session
3 sessions - $260.00 plus taxes
5 sessions - $400.00 plus taxes
10 sessions - $760.00 plus taxes
20 sessions - $1,480.00 plus taxes