Fascial stretch therapy (FST) is an assisted stretching technique that targets the connective tissue called fascia. FST involves the therapist using traction in order to create space within the joints being stretched. There are many benefits of FST including:
- Reduced stress by calming the parasympathetic nervous system
- Improvement in sports performance
- Increase in mobility within joints
- Reducing pain
FST is beneficial for people who experience chronic pain, loss of range of motion within a joint, and for people who experience high stress.