Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST)

What is Fascial Stretch Therapy™ (FST)?

Fascial Stretch Therapy is a unique, complete and complementary system of table-based assisted stretching that dramatically helps to improve flexibility by lengthening and realigning the fascia.  Fascia is a web of connective tissue that surrounds muscles, joints, tendons and ligaments.


Iva works  through a series of client-specific stretches which flows and are choreographed into movements. Synchronized breath, both client and practitioner, is used to influence the ease into a gradual series of gentle, but deep stretching movements. The experience is relaxing and pain-free. FST incorporates multiple angles and planes of movement to take advantage of the unique mobility of certain joints. More importantly, FST focuses on decompressing your joints to affect profound positive changes in your body. Clinical studies have shown that this form of stretching can increase flexibility by up to 52% in your very first session.


Features and benefits of Fascial Stretch Therapy™


Fascial traction is used in FST.  This instrumental component gets the joint capsule open by decompressing the joint which creates space allowing for a more optimal range of motion.  Increasing  ones mobility and flexibility.


Modified Proprioceptive Nueromuscular Facilitation (PNF) is also used in FST.  PNF techniques employ neurological reflexes that enable the body to take advantage of windows of ROM and long-lasting flexibility.


•      Increases flexibility

•      Improves Athletic Performance

•      Illumination and reduction in lower back pain, shoulder and neck tightness

•      Improve speed, strength and agility

•      Minimize injuries during training and competition

•      Relieve stress

•      Improves Posture

•      Increased range of motion

•      Reduction in muscle soreness and tension

•      Re-alignment of muscles

•      Improves coordination

•      Anti-aging

•      Reduced risk of injuries

•      Releases endorphins which are natural pain suppressants

•      Decreased stress

•      Decreased muscle soreness

•      Improved sex, and much more


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Meet Our FST Therapist


Aloha!  Meet Iva Unterweiser, a certified Fascial Stretch Therapy Level 2 Practitioner, Yoga and LifeStretch Instructor serving the Crystal Coast of North Carolina. Iva is passionate about fitness, health and wellness and have spent a lifetime teaching and participating in a wide range of fitness regimes.


In 2014 Iva was introduced to Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST). FST is a table based, assisted stretching methodology that helps enhance fascia flexibility, opens joints and improves overall mobility. Her philosophy is simple: take a balanced approach to caring for our bodies. Everyone’s body and personal wellness goals are different and so Iva's focus is to help you find the best way to achieve greater mobility, flexibility and movement. Her balanced approach will help you make changes that will help to rejuvenate and revitalize your life.






 208 West Main Street Swansboro NC 28584

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