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What is Fascial Stretch Therapy?

Fascia is a network of layered connective tissue that is present throughout the body and helps keep tissues supported and in place. There is fascia surrounding all the muscles helping to keep muscles and tendons in place. It hosts the nerves and blood vessels that supply muscle, ligament and tendon. It also weaves into structures such as ligaments and joint capsules which help support joints. This becomes critical in rehabilitation when the fascia becomes adhesed to its surrounding tissue due to acute or overuse injury and limits its function.

Relieve chronic muscles tightness and tension
Improve joint mobility and overall flexibility; often reducing stress on other structures
Improve posture
Improve circulation, relaxation and sleep – thus maximize rehabilitation and sports recovery

What Are The Benefits of Fascial Stretch Therapy?

Zero pain: Massage and stretching therapies that focus on rehabbing an injury or breaking up scar tissue can be pretty painful, but fascial stretching is incredibly gentle. "You shouldn't feel any pain at all, just mild pressure," says Sarbin.

Fast recovery: In addition to reducing soreness, any fascial stretching improves the blood flow to tired muscles, helping you to recover faster from tough training sessions with less soreness.

Improved performance: There's a lot of science behind fascial stretching, including how it could help you run faster, lift heavier, boost endurance, improve coordination, and increase flexibility.

Injury rehab: Stretching the fascia breaks up scar tissue and increases the range of motion in injured areas.

Weight loss: Weight loss isn't the aim of fascial therapy. When you feel better and move with less pain, you want to move more, and that exercise will help you lose weight.