THE MVPR DIFFERENCE:
MASSAGE x FASCIAL STRETCH THERAPY
We start by looking at the global picture of how your body is ordered, how your body moves, and how one issue can lead to problems elsewhere. This helps us to systematically identify the root cause of any pain, dysfunction, or areas holding you back from your movement potential. From this point, we will use a unique combination of manual therapy and fascial stretching to create lasting change.
Manual therapy techniques incorporated vary from Swedish to Deep Tissue Massage.
WHAT IS FASCIAL STRETCH THERAPY?
Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST) is an assisted table-based stretching system that focuses on the connective tissue in your body (aka fascia) as the key element in achieving optimal flexibility, strength, performance and pain relief.
FST is non-invasive and one of the quickest, most effective and pleasant methods to eliminate pain, restore function, move and feel better in activities of life, fitness and sports.
Fascia is a thin casing of connective tissue that surrounds and holds every organ, blood vessel, bone, nerve fiber and muscle in place. Healthy fascia is smooth, slippery and flexible. It’s designed to stretch as you move, but there are certain factors that can cause fascia to thicken and become sticky. This includes a sedentary lifestyle, repetitive movement and injury/trauma. When your fascia tightens up around muscles, it can limit mobility and cause painful knots to develop. Untreated fascia restrictions can create body-wide compensations.
FST CAN HELP WITH:
Chronic non-specific low back pain
Tight hips and shoulders
Stiff neck and upper back
Sports and fitness injuries
Increasing running speed
Increasing vertical jump
Improving sleep and so much more!
COMPARISONS AND CONTRASTS OF
TRADITIONAL STRETCHING VS FST
Anatomically isolated and mechanical technique based
Based on outdated, isolated muscle science
Linear, limited, predictable movements
Targets an isolated muscle
FASCIAL STRETCH THERAPY
Complete whole body, dynamic systems based methodology
Based on current science and research specific to stretching and neuromyofascial system of the body
Circular, multi-directional, as needed customized movements
Targets joint capsule and muscles within neuromyofascial network
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Can I use my insurance/employee health benefits for FST?
Yes, you can at MVPR Therapy! Our Lead Therapist is a Registered Massage Therapist and can bill your Fascial Stretch Therapy session under Massage Therapy.
Do I have to wear anything in particular?
Our FST/RMT sessions at MVPR Therapy won’t feel like your ‘typical spa massage’! Our goal is to help you move better, so please come prepared with shorts and a sports bra/tank top as you can expect to be up and moving periodically throughout your session.