Q: What is Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST)?
A: FST stretches your own body in a truly comprehensive and therapeutic way to create real change that is cumulative. The brainchild of Ann and Chris Frederick, FST opens new pathways in the body to find freedom in movement through our fascial lines.
Q: What is fascia anyway?
A: Within us, we have one collagenous net that runs through our bodies. This net is layered and varied, and it can transmit force. When we’re younger, this net is usually unobstructed, but as we age, it develops adhesions and becomes gummy and sticky. In very old age or in the case of illness, it can even become brittle.
Q: What happens in a fascial stretch session?
A: During a FST session, clients lay on a massage table wearing loose-fitting clothing (best not to wear jeans!). Fascial stretch sessions involve traction and compression, rotation of joints, contraction and relaxation of muscle groups, attention to breath, and, of course, stretching often at a deeper layer than we may have experienced. For this reason, it’s always important to drink extra water on days when you’ve had a stretching session.
Q: What else is included in a FST session?
A: Each session incorporates Neurokinetic Therapy (NKT), a process that addresses the movement patterns stored in our brains. NKT is used as an assessment tool to explore how your brain engages the muscles of your body for movement. Clients receive suggestions for home practice which is outlined in an email after each session.
Q: Can Reiki be combined with FST?
A: Yes. Anne offers a Reiki Stretch session that combines fascial stretching and Reiki healing.
Q: Where can I have a FST session with Anne?
A: Anne sees clients for fascial stretching and functional movement sessions at Awareness Massage & Wellness in Concord Township in Concord Township on Monday, Tuesday, and Friday afternoons. Please contact Anne to schedule an appointment.
Q: What kind of FST sessions do you offer, and what is the cost?
A: A private session lasts 75 minutes and costs $85. Also offered for adults 70+ is a Senior Stretch session that lasts 60 minutes and costs $70.