I’ve just returned from what I call “love and light healing camp for adults”, aka fascial stretch therapy training. The thing about this training, it’s not just the information you discover and the knowledge you build, it’s the community, the connections, the teaching style and the bodywork that TRULY set FST apart.
Prior to heading out for the training there are prerequisite requirements to fulfill. There are 2 books to read, dozens of learning modules to complete, 10 hours of videos to watch and a 100 question test to take before you land in beautiful Phoenix, AZ. I can say beautiful this time because the weather was absolutely lovely. Mid October compared to early September, casual 40 degree difference. Last year was a little different. Last year I didn’t get to enjoy the glorious long walks and outdoor pickleball in the evenings like I did this year.
I met many fabulous people, but 2 in particular who stirred my soul and made me really happy to be alive and doing what I’m doing. This training has launched my passion for the human experience in our bodies to an entirely different level, LEVEL 2!
So, the Fredericks, who founded this amazing technique say that level 1 is restorative and level 2 is corrective. What that means to me and you…. Level 1 creates safety and more opening in your neuromyofascia. What’s that? That’s the webby connective tissue that surrounds your muscle and is affected by hydration, movement, stress, emotion, and many other variables. Level 2 is corrective. What that means is the space that we’re creating is longer lasting, the work within the joint space is deeper and more impactful in a more long term way. We are making space for you to function at your best.
One of my favorite aspects about this work is that unlike many other forms of body work, this is collaborative. I am not performing something at or on or to you, this work is done in a connected way, we work together. Your trust and breath create the space to increase mobility. It is truly earth shattering.
In my first weightlifting session post training this morning my trainer and I were both blown away by the increase in my range of motion in my squat and my assisted pull up. These are 2 very functional movements that I have been working (and will continue to work) to improve. I am able to access and recruit my muscles in a deeper way due to all the space created while I was at training.
This training is unlike any other because the founders of the technique still teach their trainings. I get to feel their hands and they feel mine and give very individualized feedback. This is unlike anything else, the gift of their presence and feedback is so incredibly valuable. I told them that I will be teaching at the school within 5 years. I am in awe of this program and so grateful to be connected.
If you’re interested to learn more, visit the “book” section of my website and click on stretch to learn more. Also, feel free to drop any questions in the comments!