ABOUT ANNA RAHE
CEO & CREATOR
I fell in love with my body the second I woke up to its true design.
Until then, it felt more like a pain prison – an oppressive shell of restriction and containment. Nothing in me felt free.
I consumed thousands of hours trying to solve the riddle, trying every discipline and practice from east to west to be fixed. When I brought my symptoms and conditions to the most elite professionals, they scratched their heads confounded. “It’s too complicated,” they said. I’d walk out of every office with nothing more than confirmation that my pain was too complicated – that I was too complicated.
I was left to my own devices, alone and in charge of saving my own body.
So, with only raw will and fight in my corner, I took my healing into my own hands – literally. I began feeling and following the connections to and from my pain in my own body. I started turning the key from the inside out in my hunger for options, answers and, ultimately, my own freedom.
And I found fascia.
Once I started tracing the connection between pains, I found a delicate series of trails binding them together. I kept following and following and following them until I’d mapped my entire body, and it was then that the sun finally rose on the darkest night of pain I’d been under for so long.
It finally rose.
From then on, I vowed to only chase what was more vital and more freeing, what tasted and felt good. My palette permanently pulled away from movement that made me feel heavy, left me feeling congested or made my conditions flare up. Using everything I’d learnt, researched and experienced, I initiated my own thing, my own praxis, that was gifting me the visceral change I innately knew had to be possible. Release and reprieve rushed back into my body and my being, and I knew that it was good, it was beautiful, it was true.
Since then, GST Body has given me the thing I’d always longed for back in those dark nights of the soul: My freedom.
For the past 20+ years, I’ve dug into that liberating and empowering relationship with fascia so as many people as possible can invest in their health, restore their vitality and heal themselves with the proprietary tools I’ve created. As a founder, CEO and educator of GST Body, I’ve spoken about holistic body care through fascia around the world, partnered with top athletes, surgeons, physicians and celebrities, and been featured in all kinds of publications from Shape to Elle, Net-a-Porter to The Wall Street Journal.
WHAT IS THE GST METHOD
GST uses evolved science technology and whole body movement experiences to condition, release and heal fascia so you live a more vital and vibrant life
WHAT DOES GST MEAN?
GRIDFLOW SOMATIC TECHNOLOGY
GRIDFLOW represents fascia’s structure as a sensitive smart grid and its natural behaviour of flow and fluidity.
SOMATIC is an anatomical term to describe your experiences as they relate to your body.
TECHNOLOGY is the methods and techniques we use to apply our science.
OUR FOUR PILLARS
TENSEGRITY, TENSYMMETRY, TRUTH, AND TRUST
We graciously work with life’s inherent tensions to transform and heal ourselves. We do this through conscious, mindful manipulation so our stress doesn’t collect and congest us, but becomes fuel to propel fluid motion into our bodies and our lives. The essence of soul work and personal growth is in becoming people who work to build integrity between the dynamic tensions in the self and life.
We understand that symmetry is not about perfection nor is it a static axis of uniformity, but rather an active pursuit of balancing tensions in ourselves. We move to metabolize physical tension and traumas through motion. This leads us past erratic reactions and negative behaviours and into strengthened, symmetrical integrity and mastery of self. We achieve balance through tensymmetry, becoming more and more connected to ourselves and others.
We believe truth is a verb and it’s through our experiences that we find it. If it expands us, if it gives us space, if it sets us free, we know there’s truth there – it’s our proof, our litmus test. With more truthful experiences, our aperture widens for more and more light to illuminate our lives.
We always hold, carry and build trust in our bodies, in ourselves and in a bigger benevolent source. We recognize that by not contracting and resisting life’s forces and stresses and by letting go and leaning into tensions, it’s possible to allow challenges to mature us into beings of greater and greater vitality and purpose.
A FLUID FOUNDATION
Our entire body – our cells, our fascia, our brains, our everything – is more fluid than anything else, but we forget this all the time. We sit, we stagnate and we lock in then wonder why we feel so crunchy and calcified.
Movement by nature is fluid, and we’re not moving as we’re meant to.
We’ve cut off the flow and created ripe internal territory for degeneration and disease.
This is why the foundation of everything in GST Body is fluid, fluid, fluid.
It’s the nature of our irrigation, our electricity, our lifeblood, our vitality – the nature of life itself.
The thing is, most fascia care focuses on its 30% of fiber instead of its 70% of water to treat pain through a solid model of biomechanics. It ignores fascia’s fluidity. Since fluid problems need fluid mechanics, GST Body addresses fascia through the fluid dynamics it’s constantly thirsty for.
In other words, we heal and fuel with movement, feel alive and vital by movement, become our truest selves through beautiful, joyful, free movement.
KEEP IT IN FLUX
then there’s micro-movement,
and then there’s fascia flux.
Fascia flux are select and specific micromovements of fascia tissues that organize into literal currents that work with electro-hydraulic impulses to distribute energy through your Connective Tissue System. This might not seem like anything special until you understand that they’re consciously initiated internally and on demand by you much like contracting a muscle. This means the CTS is somatic by choice and, because it’s everywhere, gives us access to autonomic functions.
This is a game changer.
Not only is healing anything from typical wear and tear to more complex autoimmune issues not in the hands of someone else, but you already have everything you need to heal right now. You can act, not just through diet and exercise, but more directly through conscious control of the fascia flux.
Fascia Flux™ is one of seven GST Fluid Dynamic Technologies™ alongside Spinocoretilation™, Musculoanimorphics™, Osteotectonics™, Oxyllation™, Dermatraction™, and Neura-Contouring™ that are built on the primary systems providing direct access to manipulating and influencing fascia. This proprietary technology is infused in everything we do.