• Vigor Method - Massage Bodywork

  • What is Massage Bodywork?

    Massage and Bodywork.

     

     

    The goal of FST™ is to down-regulate the nervous system, taking you out of “Fight or Flight”, and restore proper myoneural (muscle and mind) mechanics in areas that were once restricted, improving optimal movement pain-free! With FST™ there is no pain, not even discomfort because the practitioner uses traction to move the arms, legs, spine, and neck in a smooth motion through varying planes of movement, relaxing the nervous system. Using traction also decompresses the joints which take the pressure off nerves and also allow synovial joint fluid to develop and lubricate the joint capsule.

    What does fascia look like?

    This is an image of the fascia under a microscope. As you can see here, fascia is a web-like structure made up of collagen and elastin. This connective tissue intertwines throughout the entire body, connecting itself to the joints, tendons, ligaments, as well as through each layer of muscle cells. This tissue encapsulates and glues our bodies together forming as an intracellular matrix of webbing.

    What are the benefits of Fascial Stretch Therapy?

    PAIN

    Pain is often greatly reduced or eliminated.

    SLEEP

    Finally wake up feeling rested and refreshed.

    APPEARANCE

    Better posture, look, and feel healthier with more confidence.

    STRESS

    Immediately and significantly reduce stress.

    MOBILITY

    Greatly improved mobility after just one session!

    WEIGHT

    Better mobility, which leads to more effective training, and keeps you staying motivated.

    What can I expect from Fascial Stretch Therapy?

    Fascial Stretch Therapy is not like other stretches, it is pain-free, relaxing, easy, and convenient for any person. Clients are fully clothed in athletic or loose clothing and remain passive as the practitioner performs the assisted stretches on a massage table. There is no use of oils or creams, and the client will leave a session feeling lighter, more relaxed, and renewed.

     

    The beginning of each session starts with the practitioner evaluating their client, looking for imbalances, as well as the source of those imbalances. The practitioner and client synchronize breath to help with the movement, relaxing the body and allowing the warm-up of joints and muscles and thus increase joint lubrication with maximum blood flow to the tissues.

     

    During each session techniques of slow undulating movement (known as the StretchWave™), traction (a gentle pull to create space in the joint), and a modified form of PNF (proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation), and synchronized breathing, are used to stretch the entire body. The practitioner follows a safe and effective logical anatomical order to lengthen the muscle, increase range of motion, and improve flexibility.

    Frequently Asked Questions.

    What makes FST™ different?

    It is pain-free! Stretching should NEVER hurt!

    You receive a personal evaluation, which is essential to reach your goals.

    Each session is customized for your needs.

     

    What is FST™ good for?

    Provides an improved quality of life.

    It is very effective in reducing pain from a lack of mobility and flexibility.

    You will have a faster recovery from fitness and athletic activities.

     

    What are the techniques that make FST™ different?

    The practitioner uses traction which produces faster and greater gains in flexibility and mobility.

    There is a flow, this method moves your body like nothing else.

    FST™ works the neuromyofascia, making it the most comprehensive way to achieve optimal function to your neural, muscular, and fascia systems.

     

    Is FST™ based on scientific research?

    YES! Research of FST first completed in 1997 with founder Ann Frederick at Arizona State University.

    In 2017, research at the University of Arizona Medical School on the effects of FST on chronic non-specific low back pain showed significantly improved outcomes.

    FST™ is supported by extensive evidence-based studies found at www.FasciaResearchSociety.org.

    Services and Rates

    First Session (includes a 1-hour FST session plus evaluation and assessment): $120

     

    60-minute session (will target your specific needs): $70

     

    90-minute session (total body stretch, with emphasis on specific needs): $100

     

    All rates include travel within the Las Vegas area.

     

     

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