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Kathy's Korner!, Issue #005 Fascial Stretch for Improved Athletic Performance
March 01, 2016
Welcome to the fifth issue of Kathy's Korner!
I'm excited that you have chosen to follow my newsletter. You can expect to find fun, interesting information here that will hopefully help you on your journey to a healthier life! I'm Kathy McAlpine Terpstra and I own a private wellness studio in beautiful Prince Edward County, Canada.
Most of my clients are baby boomers between the ages of 50-85. It makes sense that as we age, we want to keep doing the things that make us happy - travel, gardening, playing golf, boating, sports - you name it!
This week let's discuss how fascial stretch therapy can help to improve your athletic performance!
Fascial Stretch for Athletic PerformanceNow that we know what fascia is (hint: it's the connective tissue that looks like a wet spider web and surrounds every muscle in the body), and we know how it can cause pain when it's tight (last week's newsletter), let's discuss how Fascial Stretch Therapy (TM) can improve athletic performance.
Whether you are an aspiring young athlete or someone who likes to run for fitness, play hockey, golf, bike, play baseball, swim or take on triathlons, fascial stretch therapy can help you to get better results.
What does an athlete need?Athletes need strength, speed, flexibility, power, agility and quickness.
What hinders athletic performance?Tight/restricted muscles, scar tissue, trigger points, hypermobile joint capsules and dehydration.
How can FST help athletes?If the fascia surrounding the muscle is tight, then maximal strength and speed cannot be realized. Thing of wearing a tight pair of jeans - your movement is restricted, right? Same thing with tight fascia.
The things that an athlete needs to improve his/her performance - strength, speed, power, etc - are affected by tight fascia. A fascial stretch (FST) session can help to alleviate these things so that the athlete recovers quicker from injury and is able to perform at a higher level.
FST was originally developed with NFL players to quicken their recovery time and improve their performance. Today a lot of professional sports teams and athletes seek the services of a certified Fascial Stretch Therapist.
If you would like to "up your game", whatever your sport, contact me to book an appointment to learn a great fascia warm-up for athletes and get your own personal program!
I also like to use Nature's Sunshine's Tei Fu Massage Lotion to help with tight muscles after a great workout! It contains a special blend of essential oils and I find it works great at soothing aching muscles and stiff joints!
Fascial Stretch - Your Personal Home ProgramThat's next week's topic! Be sure to come back to learn what you can do at home to help your fascia!
How Do I Learn More?It's easy! Check out my page on Fascia here.
Thanks for spending some time with me today! Make today your best day ever!
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