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Can Fascia Therapy Relieve Your Pain?

Despite trying other therapies like medication, physio, acupuncture and more, fascia therapy is an approach which provides lasting pain-relief because it focuses on the root-cause of your pain versus simply treating the symptoms.

Stretching Fascia Therapy (SFT)

SFT is a unique technique focusing primarily on all the systems that the Fascia surrounds, so this impacts the nervous system, circulatory system, lymphatic system, visceral system and all connective tissue.

SFT was developed in response to people’s unresolved pain and inability to move causing additional pain. Each treatment consists of a customized treatment plan which may incorporate all or any combination of the following: Lymphatic Drainage, Cranial Sacral Therapy, Fascia Stretching, and Structural Integration. When the body decides what technique it needs this is obvious. That is the body either response by relaxing, a sense of release or it tightens up.

SFT is a manual therapy which uses finesse not force to help the body heal. When the body changes even with light pressure, there is pain, but the pain comes from within not a force being applied to the tissue. Directed force on any spot on that sheath applies force to the entire body.

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Simone’s Approach

As a therapist, Simone Fortier has astute listening skills which allow her to accurately “see” lines of tension in the body as well as disease and dysfunction. Simone’s experienced hands can feel this as she follows the fascia, nerve, the lymph or the cranial rhythm. This approach helps the body release the pain with fascia stretching, nerve release work, lymphatic and cranial techniques. Your body chooses the techniques it needs and Simone implements them.

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Conditions Treated With SFT

• Arthritis
• Tendonitis & Bursitis
• Concussions
• SI Joint Pain & Dysfunction
• Post-Operative Rehabilitation
• Prevention
• Spinal Rehabilitation
• Fibromyalgia
• Vertigo
• Breathing Problems / Chest Pain
• Irritable Bowel Syndrome
• Pain Management
• Headaches

 

• Lymphedema
• Insomnia & Sleep Disorders
• Balance Disorders
• Ear, Sinus Pain & Congestion Inner Ear Issues
• De-conditioning From Inactivity
• Scoliosis
• Whiplash Syndrome
• Musculoskeletal Injury
• Plantar Fasciitis
• TMJ Dysfunction
• Stiffness and Heaviness in Body
• All Sports Related Injuries
• Neurological Diseases
• Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Understanding of Fascia

Lets look at an orange in relation to our fascia. The outer covering, or skin, is similar to our skin. Peel that layer and underneath you see the pith, a white covering that surrounds each segment. That pith is like our fascia. Just as it keeps each individual segment together and keeps the entire fruit whole all at once so does our fascia connect to each muscle group while keeping each part intact.

Continuing with the orange analogy, just say, we cause tension in one part of the pith by pinching it.  That part will not only cause tension in the segment that it covers but it will also compromise other areas of the orange. So too with us. Injury, trauma, poor posture or impaired bio-mechanics may cause the fascial system to tighten, putting abnormal pressure on muscles, nerves, blood vessels, bones, organs and the brain. This can result in a variety of symptoms including pain, restriction of motion, and structural misalignment, impairing both daily functioning and athletic performance. Unless the fascia is released via Fascial Therapy, also known as Myofascial Therapy, the muscles, veins and lymph cannot regain normal or optimal functioning. This is by far, the most common reason why people are not able to obtain relief from most modalities.

A Better Understanding of Fascia

The fascia is the covering that weaves in and around every muscle and tendon – a body suit that protects and connects.

Research into the importance of Fascia as a structure was presented at the first Fascia Congress, in 2007, continued in 2009 & 2011. Tom Myers of Anatomy Trains presented his documented dissections which supported the premise that the body is not segmented into individual structures, and that there is a casing known as fascia that holds everything together and surrounds these muscles, bones and nerves. This helps to coordinate movement, so if one part of the body moves, many other areas of your body move or are affected as well.

 

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Stroll Under the Skin – A look at live Fascia

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“I saw Simone due to back pain. I had been partially managing the pain through daily stretching and A.R.T. I was also working on my golf game with a PGA professional and seeing a professional trainer. Following a number of sessions with Simone both my trainer and my golf pro commented on the increase in my mobility. Facial stretching has had longer lasting results than the other modalities I have tried. My pain has decreased and as a bonus my handicap is down six strokes!”
D. Smallwood, Calgary
“The therapy that Simone Fortier shares with her clients is common sense and life altering. Recognition of sources of pain and how to cure these issues through fascia release is light years ahead of all deep tissue work that leaves you sore and bruised the next day. Simone is truly remarkable”
Albert Furman, Texas
“Fascia therapy is the new anti-aging therapy. My body felt so light I moved with ease and now sleep the best I have ever slept.”
Alex, Chicago