PNF Stretch and Fascial Stretch Therapy

PNF Stretch

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What is PNF Stretching

PNF stretching (Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation) has proven to provide better recovery, neuromuscular control, flexibility, and performance. PNF stretching and muscle energy activation techniques combine isometric contractions, holding, releasing and stretching target muscles to restore flexibility, posture, joint mobility and help reduce muscle tightness.

What is Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST)?

Fascia stretch therapy is used to address tightness and dehydration within fascia. Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST), is a type of stretching that targets not only the muscles, but the fascia, the connective tissue that surrounds muscles, bones, and joints. A combination of breath work, mobility exercises and undulating stretches will be used to warm up the joints and increase blood flow.

What is PNF stretching?
PNF stretching (Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation) has proven to provide better recovery, neuromuscular control, flexibility, and performance. PNF stretching and muscle energy activation techniques combine isometric contractions, holding, releasing and stretching target muscles to restore flexibility, posture, joint mobility and help reduce muscle tightness.
How is PNF stretching performed?
PNF stretching is an advanced form of flexibility training that involves contraction and stretching of muscles to treat neuromuscular conditions. To perform a PNF stretch, you will alternate between a static stretch-and-hold and an isometric contraction of the muscle being stretched.
What are the benefits of PNF stretching?
The benefits of PNF stretching:

 

  • Faster recovery and healing time
  • Improves flexibility and mobility
  • Reduces muscle soreness and tightness
  • Improve joint range of motion
  • Improves neuromuscular control
  • Enhances blood flow and circulation
What is fascia?
Fascia is the biological fabric that holds us together, the connective tissue network. You are about 70 trillion cells — neurons, muscle cells, epithelia — all humming in relative harmony; fascia is the 3D spider web of fibrous, gluey, and Fascia wet proteins that binds them together in their proper placement. (Thomas Myers)

Fascia is an embryologic tissue often called connective tissue.  It is a web-like three-dimensional matrix that intertwines, surrounds, protects and supports every other structure of the human body. (Ruth Duncan)

This connective tissue envelops muscle, bone, and organs continuously through many layers. The fascial web connects us holistically in movement and function.

What are the benefits of fascial stretch?
  • Faster recovery and healing
  • Reduces muscle soreness and tightness
  • Improves posture, joint mobility and muscle function
  • Improves performance and body awareness
  • Enhances blood flow and circulation
7 Facts About Fascia
  1. Fascia forms a whole-body, continuous 3-dimensional matrix of structural support around our organs, muscles, joints, bones and nerve fibers. (Myers 2001, Stecco 2009)
  2. Fascia is a force transmitter. Fascia transmits internal force from the muscle and external force from gravity and ground reaction which are dispersed via the fascial network. Fascia helps prevent and minimize localized stress in the muscle, joint or bone.
  3. Principle of Tensegrity: (Tension and Integrity) Muscle isolation vs. fascial integration. The fascial web connects us holistically in movement and function.
  4. Fascia and the Central Nervous System: (CNS) Connective tissue has 10 times more proprioceptors than muscle.
  5. Fascia can influence mood and posture. Mood greatly influences posture, movement, and proprioception.
  6. Fascia allows us the train the whole body. The role connective tissue plays in developing fitness overall. Connective tissue envelops muscle, bone, and organs but it does so continuously through many layers. The fascial web connects us holistically in movement and function.
  7. A total of 10 fascial lines throughout the body. We can construct 12 myofascial meridians in common use in the human body.
What are the payment and cancellation policies?
PNF Stretch sessions are available at different times and price points for your convenience. Payment is due in full on your first stretch session. Sessions/packages expire one year after purchase date. Payment can be made in either CashCheck, Venmo or Credit Card. We are fully Insured and licensed.

Please honor our schedule by giving 24-hour advance notice of cancellation. If not, we reserve the right to redeem the paid session.

No Refunds. Sessions are transferable between family members.

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