Fascial Stretch Therapy
Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST)
FST is a gentle and pain free method of table-based assisted stretching, focusing on releasing connective tissue (fascia) adhesions to achieve optimal flexibility, strength, performance, and pain relief. Through the use of traction, PNF, and rhythmic breath-based undulating movements, FST seeks to improve functioning of the circulatory, nervous and musculoskeletal systems, while decelerating the aging of the body, mind and spirit.
All new clients are are asked to fill out a Health History Questionnaire before the first session, so that the therapist is aware of any current pain or problems. During the first FST session, the client's alignment and limitations will be evaluated for optimal treatment in future sessions.
30 min session - $70
60 min session - $130
90 min session - $170
Personal Training sessions combine functional movement, strength and corrective exercise. Corrective Exercise is a specialized approach to training that addresses the individual's pain, weaknesses, muscle imbalances and biomechanical dysfunction. Programs are individually written with the intent of balancing the body as much as possible throughout the journey into increased strength, flexibility and stability.
All new clients are are asked to fill out a Health History and Lifestyle Questionnaire and are evaluated for limitations and dysfunction. Clients will then recieve a program design based on the evaluation, that addresses their individual needs.
Initial Evaluation with Free Program Design - $130
30 min session - $60
60 min session - $85
Program Design - $85
LifeStretch Training is an active form of stretch therapy branching off of FST. It is a mobility class that is designed to help individual clients or group members become more flexible in body, mind and spirit so that they feel not only more functionally mobile but also more capable to deal with the physical and mental demands of their lives.
Individuals are led through an hour of relaxed breathing and various undulating movements to free the body of fascial restrictions and tightness.
Pricing for Individual Sessions
60 min session - $85
The GYROTONIC® METHOD
The Gyrotonic® Method, founded by Juliu Horvath, is a beautiful and unique movement training method that uses specialized equipment to aid in the mobilization, lengthening, stabilization and strengthening of the body. Based on principals of Yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi, Dance, and Swimming, the Gyrotonic Method puts an emphasis on the arching, curling, and spiraling movements of the body with undulating movement sequences accompanied by rhythmic breathing patterns. It increases circulation and range of motion, allows for more mobility of the joints, releases rigidity in the spine, stimulates the nervous system, and opens energy pathways. The equipment allows for the body to slowly unwind and distribute tension in the fascia without jarring or compression. From those in need of therapeutic applications to professional dancers and athletes who require a more specified regime, the Gyrotonic Method can accommodate all.
60 Minute Individual Session -- $85
Melissa Eccles is a Level III Certified Frederick's Fascial Stretch Therapy Specialist and Certified Lifestretch Instructor under the Stretch to Win Institute in Arizona. She is also a Level II certified instructor in the GYROTONIC® Method, a Correctional Exercise Specialist through NASM, and a Level II Certified Sound and Vibrational Therapy Specialist.
Her clientele has included professional athletes from the New Orleans Saints, the Detroit Lions, the Tampa Bay Rays, the New York Giants, the Arizona Cardinals, the Washington Football Team, and the World Highland Games. She has also worked with actors, screen-writers, directors and producers in the film industry, including Academy Award Winners. On the opposite end, she has worked on patients with Cerebral Palsy, Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, Dysautonomia, CREST, DISH, Fibromyalgia, Scoliosis and stroke damage.
Melissa graduated from LSU with a BS in Kinesiology and a minor in Dance. She has more than 15 years of experience in personal training and more than 25 years of dance training. She is also an experienced international-touring musician.
While working with clients, Melissa constantly strives to find the newest methods and techniques for increasing mobility, decreasing chronic and acute pain and improving overall quality of life.