fst & ALTERNATIVE HEALING
Fascial Stretch Therapist (Level 2), PTS, Naturotherapist, Mobility & Fitness Specialist
Andrea has a wealth of knowledge, experience and certifications in alternative healing modalities. In addition to being a Level 2 Fascial Stretch Therapist, Andrea has additional certifications and expertise in a number of alternative healing methods, including functional nutrition, trigger point therapy, neuro-muscular therapy and fascia therapy. She draws on all of her knowledge, expertise and experience during her sessions, taking a comprehensive approach to her clients’ wellness.
Fascial Stretch Therapy is a passion of Andrea’s. She believes that without our mobility, we loose a part of ourselves and miss out on the things we love and enjoy. FST provides preventative measures to protect against injury and provides treatment for recovery. FST benefits people of all activity levels, from the desk jockey to the elite athlete. Andrea has experience dealing with a number of health and wellness-related issues including lack of mobility, medical conditions, injuries, PTSD, poor posture, poor range of motion, sleep disorder, loss of flexibility and pain management.
As a Naturotherapist, Andrea has a unique style and approach to her treatments. She has carefully tailored her approach over the years, continuously improving her skills through education and learning.
New! Now offering 1:1 facilitated Mobility Band Therapy and Trigger Point Myofascial Release. Click the link to learn more!
Insurance benefits - Holistic coverage where mainstream medicine has not worked
Andrea is a member of the Association of Naturopathics of Quebec (www.anqnaturo.ca). Check with your benefits provider to see if they will provide coverage for any of the following treatments:
-Mobility & Exercise Specialist
-Trigger Point Therapy
-Fascial Stretch Therapy
What is Fascial Stretch Therapy?
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. FST targets the entire joint and joint capsule, using traction to remove restrictions from movement and to stimulate lubrication, by gently pulling and moving the arms, legs, spine, and neck in a smooth motion through varying planes of movement. The gentle movement is stimulating and relaxing at the same time.
What are the Benefits of Facial Stretch Therapy?
-Improved Quality of Sleep
-Sense of Relaxation and Wellness
-Ease of Movement and reduced stiffness
-Increased Range of Motion
-Improved Muscular Balance and Symmetry
-Reduced Risk of Injury
-Improved Muscle Function
-Decreased Compression and Impingement in the Joints
What Should I Expect?
Your Fascial Stretch Therapist will look for imbalances in the body, as well as the source of those imbalances. First, they will warm up the joints and muscles with undulating stretching to maximize blood flow. Then, using techniques of slow undulating movement, traction (gently pulling to create space in the joint), and modified PNF (proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation), synchronized with the breath, they will stretch the entire body. These techniques lengthen muscle, increase range of motion, and improve flexibility. It takes a few sessions to start to truly reap the benefits of FST, but even after your first session you will feel immediate benefits.