Fascial Stretch Therapist

 

Marley grew up in Whistler with a passion for the outdoors. Much of his love for sport stems from skiing at a young age and quickly translated into most other sports that this region has to offer. He spends his spare time mountain biking, hiking, kayaking, SUP’ing & surfing in Tofino. As with many young athletes, Marley ended up injuring himself in multiple ski accidents and grew frustrated with the pain and immobility in his shoulders. He moved to Vancouver to pursue an education in the sports field and received his bachelor of Kinesiology at the University of British Columbia. Following post-secondary studies he went on to study Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST) and got certified in Phoenix, Arizona under the teachings of FST founders Ann and Chris Frederick. Marley has a passion for helping people get back to their sports by using corrective FST techniques to improve mobility, stabilize joints and relieve chronic pain.

View FST Benefits

  • Improves muscle function and posture
  • Increases muscular strength and endurance
  • Reduces muscle tension and soreness
  • Improves sport specific performance
  • Reduces fatigue and risk of injury
  • Increases energy levels
  • Heals injured cells
  • Restores balance and symmetry to the body

What is Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST)?

Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST) is an assisted stretching technique that focuses on the muscles, joints, and connective tissues. As the client lays on the treatment table, the therapist uses gentle traction to create space within the joint allowing for a much deeper stretch. The focus of FST is to help correct imbalances within the body and facilitate relaxation of the muscles and nervous system. This is accomplished by gently assisting clients through a specific series of stretches that target deep within the tissue and joint capsules; working out adhesions, fascial thickenings or trigger points that may be causing issues of immobility. FST is an excellent treatment choice for those wanting to improve mobility and flexibility, recover from training, and prevent injury.

What is Fascia?

Fascia is a complex network of layered connective tissue that penetrates through and encompasses muscles, bones and joints. It acts as a whole-body communication network capable of receiving and transmitting sensory information from outside and inside the body, affecting proprioception. Restricted fascia and joint capsules negatively affect the bodies ability to produce strength, speed, power, agility, and quickness and can cause numerous conditions such as increased muscle tightness, strains, headaches, painful movement, formation of scar tissue, decreased blood flow, reduced energy levels, or even osteoarthritis