Fascial Stretch TherapyTM is now offered at our multidisciplinary clinic in downtown Toronto. Fascial Stretch TherapyTM is a unique system of assisted table-based stretching performed by a registered massage therapist. The stretching techniques are focused on releasing and mobilizing the fascia, joint capsule and other connective tissues that may be limiting your flexibility, strength and performance. At our facility, Fascial Stretch TherapyTM can be combined with traditional registered massage therapy or can be offered independently in order to promote flexibility, reduce pain and optimize function within your body.
Why Visit Rebalance Sports Medicine for Fascial Stretch TherapyTM?
At Rebalance Sports Medicine Fascial Stretch TherapyTM is provided by one of our highly qualified, trained and experienced registered massage therapists. In addition, our massage therapists have experience treating individuals suffering from various injuries and conditions so you can rest assured that they have the confidence and knowledge to help you with your ailments using Fascial Stretch TherapyTM. In addition, depending on your specific needs, your session can include a combination of Fascial Stretch Therapy™ techniques and Traditional Massage Therapy Techniques in order to provide you with the best results possible.
Who Would Benefit From Fascial Stretch TherapyTM?
Whether you are training hard in the gym, on the field or find yourself sitting for long periods at work, FST can help lengthen and loosen up tension in your body in a safe and pain-free way. FST is a great compliment to regular massage, or as a stand-alone treatment to optimize your flexibility and increase your range of motion.
What is Fascia?
Fascia is a network of layered connective tissue that surrounds muscles, bones and joints. A joint capsule is also a connective tissue structure that surrounds joints and is involved in optimizing the mechanical function of the joint as well as gives it nutrients. When the fascia and joint capsules are restricted it can cause:
- Decreased joint space which can lead to degenerative joint diseases such as osteoarthritis
- Increased muscle tone which can lead to trigger points, strains, tendonitis and tears
- Increased nervous tissue tone which can lead to headaches, trigger points and muscle tightness
- Increased scar tissue formation
- Decreased blood flow and energy levels, and much more
Benefits of Stretching the Fascia
- Improved posture
- Reduced risk of injuries
- Releases endorphins which are natural pain suppressants
- Improved strength
- Decreased stress
- Improved athletic performance
- Decreased muscle soreness
Melissa Doldron, Registered Massage Therapist, demonstrates Fascial Stretch Therapy techniques in this video.
Insurance and Direct Billing
Fascial Stretch TherapyTM is provided by one of our registered massage therapists and as such it may be covered under your extended health benefits package. For your convenience, we are pleased to offer direct billing with most insurance companies. Contact us today to book your appointment with our Fascial Stretch TherapistTM and to see if you qualify for direct billing.