Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST)


Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST) is a form of assisted stretching that targets not only the muscles, but the fascia, the connective tissue that surrounds muscles, bones and joints. FST targets the entire joint capsule, using traction and oscillation to remove restrictions from movement and to stimulate joint lubrication. FST is perfect for recovering from injuries, preventing injuries, increasing range of motion and creating a lengthened and free feeling throughout the whole body. FST is performed on a massage table and uses stabilization straps to secure the part of the body that is not being worked on. Clients typically wear comfortable, athletic type clothing. An FST session is customizable to each client depending on their needs and goals. An FST therapist and client work together during each session, moving in and out of stretches while focusing on breath and letting go. FST is a gentle yet deep approach to decreasing tension and increasing overall mobility.


Benefits of Fascial Stretch Therapy:


  • Improved range of motion

  • Improved body alignment and posture

  • Improved sport performance and recovery

  • Accelerates injury recovery

  • Improved muscle, joint and nerve function

  • Decreased tension and pain

  • Decreased compression and pinching in joints and nerves

  • Improved energy and sense of well-being

  • Improved body awareness

Carolyn Schmidt is certified in FST from the Stretch To Win Institute in Tempe, Arizona. She is trained by the creators and founders of the method, Ann and Chris Frederick. Carolyn is also a professional dancer and dance teacher with 25 years of experience. Movement is Carolyn’s biggest passion and loves to help people of all kinds reach their movement goals through Fascial Stretch Therapy.

Contact Carolyn for one on one FST sessions

Carolyn also offers group stretch classes for dancers and dance teachers. These classes are based on FST principles but is not FST itself.


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