Fascial Stretch Therapy & Body Work
Fascial Stretch Therapy is a pain-free, unique, complete, and complementary system of stretching that targets not only the muscles, but the fascia, which is the connective tissue that surrounds muscles, bones, and joints and connects the body as a whole. FST also targets the joints and joint capsules, using traction and oscillation to gently remove restrictions from movement and to stimulate lubrication. FST is a table-based assisted stretch where a therapist will gently pull and move the arms, legs, spine, and neck in a smooth motion through the client’s personal range of motion. There is no pain or discomfort during your FST session, only a gentle stretch that is stimulating, healing and relaxing.
10 BENEFITS OF FASCIAL STRETCH THERAPY
1. Increase Range of Motion & Optimal Flexibility
2. Muscular Balance and Symmetry
3. Improved Movement Performance
4. Reduced Pain
5. Reduced Risk of Injury
6. Improved Posture
7. Improved Muscle Function
8. Improved Circulation
9. Decrease Compression and Impingement in the Joints
10. Improved Energy
Bodywork Therapy helps alleviate the discomfort associated with everyday and occupational stress, muscular overuse and many other acute and chronic pain conditions.
Note: Because the bodywork therapist is not registered, bodywork sessions can't be claimed on extended health benefits and ICBC accident benefits.
Sherine Bishtawi was born and raised in Switzerland to a family of Dutch/Palestinian origin, Sherine set out to travel the world, settling in Vancouver in 2009. She sought to develop her passion for well-being by acquiring education in the health field.
Committed to lifelong learning, Sherine keeps finding avenues for furthering well-being, as she believes there’s never an end to self-discovery. To date, she is a graduate from the Vancouver College of Massage Therapy, certified in personal training, fascial stretch therapy, functional range conditioning and assessment, as well as trained in Stuart McGill’s methods for pain free back and precise diagnosis. Sherine is also a certified Yoga and Kinstretch instructor.
As a result, her coaching, teaching and treatment style is a blend of the many techniques gathered from professionals around the world. She believes it is possible for everyone to improve mental and physical health and to be functional into their senior years.
Weaving training and life experiences together, Sherine presents a solid background for supporting and educating her students and clients to find that balance between effort and ease.