Fascia is the system of connective tissue fibers that lay just under the surface of our skin. Under a microscope, fascia is highly organized in a mesh formulation of tubules filled with water, and its job is to attach, stabilize, enclose and separate muscles and internal organs.
Fascia is wrapped throughout the body on “lines of pull.” It connects toes to brow in one uninterrupted sheet of fascia, and fingers to chest and neck. The heart fascia is connected at the collarbone, which connects to the arm and fingers. It coils around the bones, muscle fibers, muscle bundles, organs, arteries, veins, and nerves, applying tension and compression to the body material it surrounds.
Joint health, injury-free sports, organ health and fluid movement are all dependent upon a healthy integrated fascial system. This promotes the notion that you need to take care of every part of your body in the same manner — without neglecting any one part. Total body health translates to total internal health and pain-free living.
FST is a type of stretching that targets not only the muscles, but the fascia, the connective tissue that surrounds muscles, bones, and joints. FST also targets the entire joint and joint capsule, using traction to remove restrictions from movement. A therapist will gently pull and move the arms, legs, spine, and neck in a smooth motion through varying planes of movement.
The differentiating factor with FST that separates it form traditional stretching is the use of traction, which is essentially creating space in a joint capsule (I.e. you hip joint), which allows synovial fluid to flow and help with the way the joint moves. Our joints becomes compressed over time, which unfortunately impedes by forcing the muscle to overcompensate, thus creating strain.
Yes. This is something you should be doing consistently to maintain optimal health and wellness, but depending on what you need will determine the frequency of sessions.
Cupping can be uncomfortable but it should not hurt. if it hurts make sure to let me know immediately so i can make the proper adjustments.
it aids in pain relief, promotes blood circulation, promotes healing, and relieves muscle tension.
Yes. Cupping always leaves marks, but the more consistent you receive treatment the less severe the marks are and they go away faster.