The three-dimensional web of connective tissue that permeates and connects all of your body’s structures together — and is the most important factor affecting your flexibility — is called fascia.
If you begin to lose flexibility your joints will deteriorate, your posture worsens, your physical appearance changes, muscular imbalances develop and you become more prone to pain and injury from simple actions.
Daily aches, pains and fatigue that seem to have no obvious cause are likely the result of prolonged and accumulated restrictions in your fascial system. Our bodies lose flexibility at an average rate of one percent per year!
Unlike traditional stretching, fascial stretching therapy can dramatically improve your flexibility by decompressing your joints and unwinding the connective tissue throughout your body.*
Lack of flexibility and general tightness can cause aches and pains and can significantly affect your health and longevity in your activities or sport.
This proven stretching method also improves performance and reduces recovery time for athletes of all ages.
Fascial mobilization using the FAT-Tool targets and loosens the fascia that surrounds and interconnects muscle tissue. This fascia, when tight, can restrict range of motion and impair quality of movement. All of these stretches can be done without damaging the fascia and connecting tissue.
The fascial stretching therapy program at Body By Choice can enhance recovery after hard workouts and improve athletic performance by optimizing soft tissue mobility and increasing range of motion.
The FAT-Tool has been reported to help improve motor firing patterns by optimizing soft tissue mechanics and stimulating specialized receptors within the skin and underlying fascia. The FAT-Tool will not bruise or damage the body when used as instructed.
This unique concept was created and pioneered by Chris and Ann Fredericks. In 2006, the Fredericks published, Stretch to Win; Flexibility for Improved Speed, Power and Agility, and over the years, they have enjoyed an incredible level of success, including working as Stretch Coaches at three Super Bowls. The Arizona-based couple got a real kick out of working with members of the Arizona Cardinals at the 2009 Super Bowl. They have also worked at a variety of NCAA track championships and have been part of three Olympic games.
Some of the many professional athletes that have benefited from FST™ include; Donovan McNabb, Quarterback, Philadelphia Eagles; Sanya Richards, 2004, 2008, 2012 Olympic 4×400-meter relay gold medalist and 2012 400 meter gold medal; and Mike Tyson, former undisputed world heavyweight boxing champion.
*Individual results will vary.
When you are ready to improve your flexibility with fascial stretching therapy, or to set up your free fitness consultation with one of our personal trainers, please contact us here or call 616.259.9064.