Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST) is an innovative, assisted-stretching technique that increases mobility, eases tension, and relieves pain. FST treats the fascia, a layer of connective tissue that encases and supports the muscles, joints, tendons, and ligaments. Unlike targeted muscle stretching, FST uses gentle movements to relieve your entire tissue system for longer-lasting mobility improvements.
Certified Stretch Therapists
Located in Milford, MA, LaRose Muscular Therapy’s assisted stretching is a one-on-one, table-based therapy that is 100% pain free. Our fascial stretch therapy practice ─ which we call Stretch For You™ ─ is based on the pioneering techniques of the Stretch to Win Institute. Using stabilization straps and table positioning, LaRose’s FST-certified stretch therapists apply techniques that would be difficult or impossible to do on your own.
Stretch Approaches for Every Goal
This stretch approach is ideal for those with inactive lifestyles or sedentary occupations. It loosens things up and gets your energy back. For best results, we recommend 3 sessions with 2 to 4 weeks between each.
This goal-oriented stretch approach targets injury recovery. For best results, we recommend 6 sessions, with one week between sessions 1 and 2, two weeks between sessions 3 and 4, and four weeks between sessions 5 and 6.
This stretch approach is ideal for those with active lifestyles, including professional and recreational athletes, laborers, or anyone pushing their physical limits. For best results, we recommend one session every 4 to 6 weeks.
NEW CLIENT DISCOUNT! We are offering first time Stretch For You™ clients $20 off their first visit and a $50 discount on a package of their first 3 sessions. The most effective results will come from groups of 3 sessions. At the time of purchase we will book your appointment to match the level and schedule that is needed to fulfill your goals.
- First Time Client
- Single Session
- 3 Session Package
- Recurring Client
- Single Session
- 3 Session Package
Frequently Asked Questions
What to expect during the first visit?
We offer one-on-one stretch therapy sessions in comfortable, private rooms that follow strict COVID safety protocols. Upon arrival, first-time clients are assessed on their needs, pains, medical history, and expectations. We then develop a customized stretch plan to achieve your personal mobility goals, including a recommended treatment schedule and home stretches.
When starting treatment, you’ll lay on a table and be asked to relax your muscles. The therapist will then perform stretches and will guide you on breathing and table re-positioning throughout the duration of treatment. Our clients find sessions to be calming, relaxing, and even euphoric.
What conditions does fascial stretch therapy help address?
Fascial stretch therapy relieves a surprising range of ailments including, but not limited to, back pain, spinal pain/injuries, hip flexor pain, rotator cuff injuries, frozen shoulder, sciatic pain, prenatal sciatica, plantar fasciitis, migraines, TMJ, difficulty getting out of bed, workplace stress/strain, and soreness from yard work.
Does fascial stretch therapy hurt?
No. We’ve designed fascial stretch therapy to be completely pain free. It is a very gentle, rhythmic approach compared to what most people imagine from a traditional stretch. We do not believe in the “no pain, no gain” mindset; our clients feel relaxed and comfortable throughout the entirety of their session.
Is fascial stretch therapy safe for those pregnant?
Yes. Fascial stretch therapy’s gentle movements are 100% safe and soothing for those pregnant. It also relieves prenatal sciatica and low back pain associated with pregnancy. Others will benefit from improved blood flow and stress relief.
How does fascial stretch therapy compare to a massage or regular stretching?
Fascial stretch therapy differs from traditional stretching and body work because it focuses on joints and fascia tissue as a whole. The body’s ten “fascial mobility nets” or groupings of fascia play different roles in our movements. FST targets these groupings to ease tension, realign the body, and improve functionality versus targeting and stretching one muscle or muscle group at a time.
How much does fascial stretch therapy cost?
The cost of fascial stretch therapy is similar to massage therapy or traditional stretch therapy treatment. At LaRose Muscular Therapy, our assisted stretching treatments range from $60 to $80 per 60-minute session depending on whether you’re a first-time or recurring client, and whether you purchase by individual session or group of sessions.
Is fascial stretch therapy covered by insurance?
No. Similar to massage or regular stretch therapy treatments, fascial stretch therapy is not covered by health insurance at this time. However, the pricing is very reasonable. For example, LaRose’s assisted stretching treatments range from $60 to $80 per 60-minute session depending on whether you’re a first-time or recurring client.
What should I wear for a session?
Wear loose, comfortable clothing that allows for a full range of motion, along with clean socks and undergarments (i.e. T-shirt, sweats, leggings, fitness apparel). Please remove jewelry and secure long hair.
Who We Serve
Our patients typically live or work within a 15-minute drive of our practice. Therefore, our clients tend to come from Bellingham, Blackstone, Franklin, Holliston, Hopedale, Hopkinton, Medway, Mendon, Milford, and Northbridge, among others.