Excerpt: Why Fascia Stretching is Important

Fascia is a plastic like material that surrounds your muscles and other soft tissues. The fascia’s rubber band like qualities return your body to an original position after being elongated. What occurs during assisted RFST is that we continue to elongate the fascia while the person resists until we exceed the tensile strength of the fascia, thus causing it to shred. This thinning of the excessive build up of fascia frees the body to move optimally. When you resist while being stretched during Resistance Flexibility Training, the resistance you create while the assister moves you literally strips away layer after layer of excessive fascia. This fascia shredding is then absorbed by the circulatory system and cleaned by your lymphatic system, later to be eliminated by urination, sweating, and defecation.