Structurally, the fascia system suspends, supports, and enables all anatomical movement from skin to cells and everything in between. When fascia is restricted by immobility, injury, and lifestyle it gets compressed, shortens, and space is diminished within joints and the entire body. Pain and reduced function is often the result, negatively impacting many aspects of your life.
When FST addresses your imbalances and restricted fascia, your body is set free. Then your mind, spirit and world opens to live your life as it is meant to be.
FST is distinct from traditional stretching because it decompresses, lengthens, and creates space in the fascia, thereby positively affecting all systems of the body, not just muscles. Not only does it result in pain reduction and movement restoration in the physical body, FST significantly improves sleep and reduces stress for a total mind and body impact. This is achieved in a session customized to your personal needs for immediate and long-lasting results.
When I was stretching in PT clinics…a lot of the time the stretching caused pain. The stretching caused joint compression, the stretching caused discomfort, and people just didn't want it…now with FST being able to stretch people pain free and being able to stretch them comfortably brings a whole different experience to the session.
- Blake Robichaux, Baton Rouge LA, USALevel 2
Fascia Stretch Therapy was created by Ann and Chris Frederick before there was a stretch industry. Through decades of hands-on experience, authoring books, providing relief and teaching thousands, as well as conducting their own research, the Fredericks established themselves as flexibility specialists and subject matter experts in mobility achieved through stretching. Their results with professional sports teams have proven the efficacy of the FST method.
I don't know that this could be taught another way. It's kind of like drinking from a firehose but by the end of the week, everything has come together. And they tell you by the end of the week you'll be able to do a session and know what you're doing. I went home and the first person I stretched was my wife. And I mean, it was pretty amazing. She was a great testimonial because we do CrossFit a lot. And I stretched her and the next workout after that, she said this is the first time in three years I've power cleaned without pain in my shoulder.
- Jason Cromier, Lafayette LA, USACrossfit L2 CoachLevel 2
Starting with a vision at a young age, Ann manifested her mission with work, training and study from which she created her own specialty practice and business in FST. Working with legendary elite athletes, including Olympic teams and individuals, and athletes in all major league sports. Together with her husband Chris, they created a school to train others to have the same success and spread this work all over the world.