Q: How long is a normal massage/FST session?
A: For most people a one hour massage is enough to help them relax and unwind. If you are looking for some specific work in addition to a full body massage, you may want to consider an hour and half appointment to allow time for that. Appointments can be split into massage/FST stretching sessions.
Q: What should I wear for my massage?
A. You can wear whatever you are comfortable with. You will be covered with a sheet and a blanket at all times. Only the areas being worked will be exposed. I do require draping for all sessions and clients.
Q: What should I wear for my FST stretch session?
A. FST sessions are done with clothing on. If you would like to split your session into half massage/ half stretch, I recommend doing the stretching first, then I will drape the table, leave the room, and you can undress to your comfort level for the massage portion.
Q. How often should I get a massage or stretch session?
A. That depends on your current health status, the amount of stress you are under and if you have any specific issues you are dealing with.
Q. Is it ok to fall asleep during a massage?
Q.Are you licensed?
A. I am licensed to perform massage in the city of Plymouth, MN. (License #2006163) Currently the state of Minnesota has not adopted any standards for massage and does not require licensure for massage therapists.
Fascial Stretch Technique is fast becoming the "go to" form of stretching for professional atheletes, but what if your not a pro? Well, FST is meant for YOU too! Click on the link above for more information about this amazing modality!
Think you have tight hamstrings? Well... think again... Often times, tight sore hamstrings are a result of an excessive anterior tilt of the pelvis. WHAT?!!? You say?!? It means that as a result of driving too much, sitting at a desk too long and other forward postures, our pelvises have a tendency to start to tilt forward. (Sound familiar?) This causes the hamstrings to actually become overstretched- literally hanging onto their pelvic attachments in a effort to pull that pelvis back into position. Unfortunately, the overly strong and facilitated hip flexors are not about to give up control..... so the hamstrings become weak, lengthened and sore. Whats the answer? A combo of stretching the muscles that are too tight with Active stretching, FST, Massage and foam rolling, using Active stretching to activate the inhibited hamstrings and then strengthening the hamstrings. The following article has some GREAT information AND videos to get you started!!