Higher Ground is excited to offer Fascial Stretch Therapy! Fascial Stretch Therapy (or FST) is a gentle table-based therapy for all types of pain, stiffness and mobility issues, and for all ages and fitness levels. FST is a safe, effective, and affordable way to reduce the pain and stiffness of tight muscles, and greatly increase mobility. Whether you've just overdone it a bit and wound up sore, or whether you've had tight, sore muscles for years, FST can make a big difference in your ability to move, and in your quality of life.
FST can also help with stress management and sleep, and clients say they feel incredibly relaxed, lighter and more able to move freely after just one session, and experience markedly reduced pain and increased mobility immediately. Multiple sessions can increase these effects and create a lasting difference. If you want to move better, feel better and prevent future injuries, call, text or email today to book your first session and start feeling better right away! See below for more information and rates, then call or text 778-678-7658, or e-mail HigherGroundPTC@gmail.com today to get moving and feeling better! (See the Locations page for information about where Scott provides Fascial Stretch Therapy, and see the Specials/Events page to save $30 on your first 3 sessions!)
For a limited time, see the Specials/Events page to save $30 on your first 3 sessions!
30 minute session - $45
60 minute session - $80
75 minute session - $100
5 (60 min) sessions - $375 (save $25)
10 (60 min) sessions - $740 (save $60)
15 (60 min) sessions - $1095 (save $105)
20 (60 min) sessions - $1400 (save $200)
By the way - Multi session FST packs can be shared with a friend or family member!
(Friend or family member must complete an intake and waiver, and be able to safely have FST treatment.)
FROM Harper’s Bazaar:
What is FST and do you need to try it?
Fascial Stretch Therapy, a physical healing technique, promises to aid all – from pain to posture
Jun 20, 2018
Lying on a massage bed in the Buglari Hotel’s Workshop Gymnasium (the oh-so chic anti-hotel gym, gym), personal trainer Niki Bird is manipulating my body. Not sports massage, nor a traditional assisted stretch session, she’s instead working to ‘unlock’ my fascia; cradling my limbs, rotating my joints, mobilising my muscles. As one of the few qualified practitioners in the UK, Bird is London’s go-to for Fascial Stretch Therapy, a novel approach to physical improvement.
What is fascia?
Yes, I’d heard of fascia, but until now dismissed it with a ‘not sure I need to know about that’. Silly me, given that it's crucial to everyone’s bodily functions. As Bird explains, “fascia is the connective tissue that wraps around muscles, tendons, bones and ligaments”. The web-like layer of tissue is everywhere, we just can’t see it, or really feel it. Is this why the wellness world hasn’t been eager for us to work on it? She tells me that researchers have only recently begun to understand how much fascia affects our bodily functions, and in the States – where she studied and trained in the manual therapy method – it’s becoming big business.
How can FST benefit me?
Given that it’s a stretch therapy, it enhances flexibility and mobilisation, but it can benefit all sorts of physical problems, from posture to pain.
It “increases blood flow around the body and can decompress joints, giving you new ranges of movement you did not even realise you were capable of,” Bird explains, hence the notion of ‘unlocking’ one’s fascia to free up more mobility.
While the practitioner mostly works with clients wanting a speedy recovery from gym sessions, and to generally move better, plus stand and sit taller, she also treats those suffering from chronic pain and stress (which in turn aids sleep).
What does FST feel like?
Speaking of sleep, FST with Bird is actually really relaxing. While it sounds potentially the opposite, the treatment is totally pain-free, with only mild pressure applied to the body.
There’s no chance of you actually dozing off, though, as the process isn’t passive. There’s a certain amount of gentle ‘push-pull’ required, so you work with the guided stretching to resist pressure and aid the manipulation.
My main goal was for FST to improve my posture – give me a little reset post work-out and from having a toddler attached to my hip half the time – and I left Bird’s massage bed feeling longer and lighter. Floating away I had a new appreciation for my fascia, determined to maintain the feeling at home with a stretch sequence on YouTube that Bird does daily herself.
“It's the best little piece of homework I can give my clients after coming in to see me, as it addresses a lot of the common 'everyday' imbalances people tend to develop, especially those at desk jobs,” she says of the three-minute sequence. “It's easy to follow, effective and can really be done anywhere.” I now have no excuse.