The Do’s and Don’ts of Self-Stretching: Part 2

The Dos and Don’ts of Self-Stretching: A Trilogy

Stretching! The one thing I hear people tell me they need to do, yet don’t. To give you a bit of my background, I was one of those gifted with natural flexibility, which made me gravitate towards gymnastics. I was in gymnastics for about 10 years, cheerleading for 2,...
A Brief History on Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST)

A Brief History on Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST)

The Stretch LadyAnn Frederick is the creator of Fascial Stretch Therapy. In the early inception of FST, she traveled to the 1996 Olympics as the Flexibility Therapist for the wrestling team. The results spoke for themselves: they won the most gold medals than they...
What is Fascia and How Does it Affect Me?

What is Fascia and How Does it Affect Me?

Fascia is the most prevalent tissue in the body, yet is the least understood. Initially, in dissection studies, fascia was the film over the muscles and organs that were in the way of what was actually trying to be studied (muscles, bones, organs, etc.); and would...