Fascial Stretch Therapist
Location: Liberty Village, Yonge & Eglinton
Maria Mechor is a Registered Massage Therapist and graduate of the Sutherland-Chan School & Teaching Clinic. She specializes in soft tissue manipulation combining Fascial Stretch Therapy with Pilates.
Maria draws from years of studying gait analysis and dysfunctional movement patterns to assess clients. She uses swedish massage in conjunction with joint mobilization techniques and assisted stretching to help prevent and rehabilitate injuries.
While in school Maria specialized in Chronic Pelvic Pain clinic, focusing on low back pain, SI dysfunction, and post natal complications. She also specialed in Sports Massage Clinic, treating professional and amateur athletes.
Her certification as a Pilates instructor is from Body Harmonics Pilates in Toronto, where she participated in a year long mentorship with the studio director. Maria is certified on all Pilates equipment as well as spinal, shoulder, hip and knee rehabilitation.
Maria is a level 2 Fascial Stretch Therapist(TM). FST is a technique developed to stretch the connective tissue surrounding muscles and joints using traction and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation. Maria has used FST to treat professional squash players, Olympic weight lifters and golfers.