Michele Pusatier is the owner of this award winning therapy center set for grand opening on October 13, 2019. Michele graduated from Canisus College with a degree in psychology and worked in special education for a decade. After moving to Las Vegas in 2006, she found her calling with her success in therapeutic body work. Certified with special distinction in massage therapy and also personal training, Michele's Las Vegas business was an instant success and she found her forte in working with athletes to get them back to their game as quickly as possible. Michele moved back to WNY in 2012 and proceeded to become certified in fascial stretch therapy. Michele offers a unique approach to healing and her success reinforces the extent to which she can make a positive impact on the wellness of others.
Michele offers a unique form of passive and active fascial stretch therapy. She is acutely precise at evaluating physical restrictions and their quickest route to restoration and continued health.
STRETCH Your Body
STRETCH Your Mind
Fascia is a band of connective tissue, primarily collagen, beneath the skin that attaches, stabilizes, encloses, and separates muscles and other internal organs. Fascia is classified by layer, as superficial fascia, deep fascia, and visceral fascia, or by its function and anatomical location. Fascia is made up of fibrous connective tissue containing closely packed bundles of collagen fibers oriented in a wavy pattern parallel to the direction of pull. Fascia is consequently flexible and able to resist great unidirectional tension forces until the wavy pattern of fibers has been straightened out by the pulling force. These collagen fibers are produced by fibro-blasts located within the fascia. Fascia is similar to ligaments and tendons as it has collagen as its major component. These differ in location and function: ligaments join one bone to another bone, tendons join muscle to bone, and fascia surround muscles and other structures.
Fascial stretch therapy is a passive table modality that incorporates proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation. This method of stretching maximizes muscular flexibility using a series of contractions and relaxations. You will be prompted for relaxation and proper breathing. Please wear loose fitting or exercise clothing for maximum movement. Your body and mind will be put to ease with our renowned techniques from self stretching to myofascial release. Immediate effects aid in posture improvement, increased blood flow and oxygen to muscles, and increased overall range of motion.