Alternative Therapies: Can Fascia Stretching Relieve Pain?

Be it pro athletes looking for the edge in recovery, or someone trying to relieve pain using alternative therapies, stretch fascia therapy could be a viable treatment. Patients enjoy a pain free treatment, which is appealing, provided by practitioners ranging from therapists specializing in stretch fascia, massage therapists, and more.

Fascia therapy is an approach that can provide lasting pain-relief as it focuses on the root cause of your pain versus simply treating the symptoms. It’s also a technique in injury prevention. Overall, it offers a re-adjustment of fascia tissue for improvement and focusses primarily on all the systems that the fascia surrounds including: nervous system, circulatory system, lymphatic system, visceral system and all connective tissue.

Fascia therapy is a manual therapy which uses finesse not force to help the body heal. Although stretching can be viewed by some as a painful experience, stretch fascia is pain-free.

Treatable symptoms include:

• Arthritis
• Tendonitis & Bursitis
• Concussions
• SI Joint Pain & Dysfunction
• Post-Operative Rehabilitation
• Prevention
• Spinal Rehabilitation
• Fibromyalgia
• Vertigo
• Breathing Problems / Chest Pain
• Pain Management
• Headaches
• Lymphedema
• Insomnia & Sleep Disorders
• Balance Disorders
• Whiplash Syndrome
• Musculoskeletal Injury
• Plantar Fasciitis
• TMJ Dysfunction
• Stiffness and Heaviness in Body
• Neurological Diseases
• Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and other sports related injuries

About the Fascia:

Fascia is fibrous connective tissue that wraps and supports muscles, bones, tendons, ligaments, organs, nerves—pretty much everything. Think of it as the covering that weaves in and around every muscle and tendon. The outer covering, or skin, is similar to our skin.

With notes from Simone Fortier:

Stretch Fascia Institute founder, Simone Fortier, is an experienced therapist offering treatments including stretch fascia. Her goal is to provide an approach that helps the body release pain through fascia stretching, nerve release work, lymphatic and cranial techniques.