treatment

Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST)

Anti-inflammatory
Muscle and joint repair

Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST) is a system of assisted stretching which focuses on the muscles, joints, and connective tissue. With the client on a treatment table, the therapist will help you stabilize your body as you are gently helped into specific stretches to help facilitate relaxation and movement into your joints and body.

ABOUT OUR FASCIAL STRETCH THERAPIST:

Katie graduated with her B.S. in Exercise Science in 2006. After graduating, she became certified through ACSM with the Health Fitness Specialist certification. She has been working with Jim Karas Intelligent Fitness & Wellness for 16 years. She also has a mat Pilates certification through STOTT Pilates and is Pre/Post Natal certified. In 2019 she became certified in Fascial Stretch Therapy through the Stretch to Win Institute in Arizona. In 2021 she went back and received her Level 2 FST certification. Katie has been married for 10 years and has an 8 year old son, a 5 year old daughter, and a giant fur baby bullmastiff.

EMAIL KATIE TO SCHEDULE YOUR FST SESSION: katie@jimkaras.com

50% off your first session with Katie!
50% off your first session with Katie!

FST Benefits Include:

Improved posture & muscle function

Improved 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

Help treat symptoms associated with osteoarthritis and facet joint dysfunctions

Heather K.
It was my first time trying a fascial stretch. My muscles felt sore before the stretch and after I felt like a whole new person. I left feeling balanced, less stressed, more flexible, and my muscle pain (because of this service) was corrected and ready to take on future workouts!

Frequently Asked Questions

Is FST like massage, yoga or pilates?

FST is completely different yet perfectly compatible with other methods of therapy and training.

Why is FST different from the stretching I can do on my own?

Tractioning joints is a huge part of making this therapy work. 50% of your mobility is sitting in your joint, which is something uneasily released through stretching your own muscles and tissues. Because FST tractions the joint in the beginning of every stretch, you are able to get 50% more mobility than you would on your own. That openness at the base of the stretch then carries through to the tissues, all the way out to the end of your limb. 

What is an FST session like?

FST is done on the massage table with no sheets or lotion. The client wears comfy and flexible clothing. An ideal, full body session runs for 60 minutes.

50% off your first session with Katie!

PLEASE EMAIL KATIE TO SCHEDULE YOUR FST SESSION: katie@jimkaras.com

We have a 24-hour cancellation policy for FST services, and a credit card will be required to hold your appointment. Thank you.