Fascial stretch therapy has become more popular over recent years but what exactly is it and how does it work?
Fascia is a network of layered connective tissue that surrounds your muscles, nerves, bones, organs, and joints. It is quite literally what holds us together. We know this may sound strange but think about when you peel the skin away from your chicken breast and there is that thin layer of white sticky, clear stuff that attaches the skin to the bone and meat.
Up until recently, this was a widely overlooked area of fitness and health. But now there is more and more evidence coming out in this field. Research suggests that the fascia can be damaged by both physical and mental impact so it is important to understand how this affects not only the way we move but how it affects the way we feel.
When fascia is restricted, it can cause limited mobility, increase in muscle tightness, inability to heal from injury, emotional stress, headaches and even lead to tendinitis, osteoarthritis and more.
This is where Fascial Stretch Therapy™ comes in. It is a pain-free, unique, complete, and complementary system of table-based assisted stretching, focusing on the fascia and joint capsule as the key elements in achieving optimal flexibility, strength, performance, and pain relief.
In today’s interview we have the amazing celebrity stretcher and founder of The Stretch Therapist, Sarah Mariano, shares how fascial stretch therapy is not just the latest trend but a key modality to balance your body, increase mobility, recover from injuries and how you can start using it today. H
Her client list includes everyone from new moms, the injured, and athletes. She has also worked with actor Will Smith, Grammy-Award winning artists, celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak, WBFF Pro Fitness Model Hattie Boydle, and many professionals in the NFL, NBA, CFL, PGA, MLB, MLS & OHL with fascial stretch therapy.
To download Sarah’s free warm up guide or learn more about her 21 day stretch and strengthen program, check her out at https://www.sarahmariano.com/ or on Instagram @thestretchtherapist
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*For informational purposes only. Please consult a physician before starting an exercise program