Fascial Stretch Therapy
Fascial Stretch Therapy, otherwise known as FST, is a partner assisted stretching technique developed by Ann and Chris Frederick at the Stretch To Win Institute of Fascial Stretch Therapy. FST was initially designed for athletes, but is very effective and beneficial for people of all ages and activity levels. FST can improve posture and functional ability as well as reduce injuries so you can get on with your goals in fitness, recreation and sports. FST manipulates, lengthens, re-aligns and re-organizes fascia. It's a pain-free technique that can increase joint space, eliminate trigger points, improve muscle activation and flexibility and promote relaxation.
This body work technique uses gentle, sustained pressure on the soft tissues while applying traction to the fascia. This technique results in softening and lengthening (release) of the fascia and breaking down scar tissue or adhesions between skin, muscles and bones.
Active Isolated Stretching
Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) is one of the methods of stretching most used by today's athletes, massage therapists, personal/athletic trainers, and professionals. Active Isolated Stretching allows the body to repair itself and also to prepare for daily activity. The Active Isolated Stretching technique involves the method of holding each stretch for only two seconds. This method of stretching is also known to work with the body's natural physiological makeup to improve circulation and increase the elasticity of muscle joints and fascia.
The cerebrospinal fluid, when blocked, can adversely affect health on a systemic level. Craniosacral therapy is type of a holistic body therapy that uses very light touch to assess and facilitate the craniosacral system. The craniosacral system is comprised of the cerebrospinal fluid (and its surrounding membranes) that circulates throughout the central nervous system and is responsible for maintaining the electrolyte balance. Along with electrolyte balance, the cerebrospinal fluid influences acid-base balance, helps deliver nutrients to nervous system cells, transports important substances throughout the central nervous system and acts as a waste disposal service, also for the central nervous system.