Fascial Stretch Therapy
Fascial Stretch Therapy(TM) is a unique and complementary system of table-based assisted stretching which focuses on the muscles and connective tissue that surround and encompass the joints. It is used by professional athletes regularly to improve performance, improve flexibility and help prevent injury.
Fascia is a network of layered connective tissue that surrounds muscles, bones and joints. A joint capsule is also a connective tissue structure that surrounds joints and is part of the fascial network.
Restricted fascia and joint capsules can lead to conditions such as osteoarthritis, increased muscle tightness, strains, tendinopathies, headaches, scar tissue formation, decreased blood flow and lower energy levels
Benefits of Fascial Stretch Therapy:
- Improve posture & muscle function
- Improve flexibility
- Improve recovery from training
- Improve sport specific performance
- Increase muscular strength and endurance
- Reduce muscle tension and risk of injury
- Increase balance and symmetry of the body
- Reduce muscular soreness and fatigue
- Release chemicals, known as endorphins that act as natural pain suppressants
- Restoration of normal joint space
- Treat conditions such as chronic headaches, plantar fasciitis and other musculoskeletal ailments
- Help treat symptoms associated with facet joint dysfunctions and osteoarthritis.
Steve Beattie – FST Therapist
When I became very sick with an inflammatory issue, I looked to alternatives to the typically medically prescribed treatments (many of which caused their own serious problems). My research brought me to the breathing and cold exposure of the Wim Hof Method (WHM). It helped my immediate symptoms, and it moved me towards long term healing. What I didn’t expect was the positive shift in my mental health. I realized as I practiced the WHM that while I didn’t suffer from mental illness, I didn’t have mental wellness.
Our breath is the link between our mind and our body. I have studied many different breath work modalities over the years. From ancients shamanic practices of India to the modern shaman Wim Hof, what was once grounded in mysticism is now understood by science.
I now teach breath work to individuals and groups as a way to boost physical performance, find their mental edge, and achieve a deep state of meditation – a state referred to as Transient Hypofrontality.
I am also a Fascial Stretch Therapist. Our fascial net is intimately connected to our emotions and memories. Often we disconnect ourselves from sensations in our bodies when we are not ready to face the pain. Through Fascial Stretch Therapy we can begin to feel our bodies and rebuild proprioception.
Breath awareness is the first step towards total body awareness and healing. Whether you suffer from physical injuries, chronic pain, stress and anxiety disorders, using Fascial Stretch Therapy and breathing techniques can help you make that Mind and Body connection again
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Chronic Pain Therapy
Some of the techniques used are: trigger-point therapy, myofascial release, PNF techniques, Rolfing, kinesio-taping.
Together, Gera will work with you to find the source of your pain or discomfort and manage it through a
combination of treatment and training, as well as work to change problematic habits that
contribute to your pain.
Gera is a firm believer that finding the root cause of pain in his clients is a key factor in the
process of managing your pain and eventually living a pain-free lifestyle.
Gera Gurevich – Chronic Pain Specialist
Over the past ten years, Gera Gurevich has studied and specialized in pain and fitness through various
modalities. Having extensive experience in pain management (and also incredible success) Gera combines several effective techniques and
approaches, as every client is unique in their goals and needs.
Gera’s unique approach and skillset set him apart from most therapists in his field. He has been very successful at helping a diverse range of clients find significant improvement from a wide array of chronic pain, sports injuries, physical disabilities, posture issues and more.