Why donate?

Because it will change lives. It might even save one.


For one year fully funds three 60-minute Fascial Counterstrain sessions for one person.


Fully funds three Fascial Counterstrain treatments for someone working hard to get their health and hope back after experiencing life-impacting trauma.


Helps fund scholarships for dedicated practitioners who face significat barriers to getting the training they need to become Certified Counterstrainers.


Covers open access fees so that we can make our research findings available to everyone after they are published in a peer-reviewed journal.


Covers one month of salary for a critical staff position to ensure program stability and sustainability


Invests in the future of Fascial Counterstrain research so that together we can build a better understanding of how it works and how to help get it to more people in need

How will your donation be used?

  • Directly funding Fascial Counterstrain treatments for individuals impacted by and recovering from trauma.
  • Outreach efforts that build awareness and partnerships with like-minded agencies to coordinate our assistance goals.
  • Conducting ongoing research to measure and verify the short and long term effects of Fascial Counterstrain.
  • Capacity building investments like hiring critical staff and contractors so that we can expand the scope of our programs and ensure their sustainability.
  • To sustain necessary operating costs so that we can deliver exceptional care as a multi-regional organization serving hundreds of people every year.
how will your donation be used

The Problem We’re Solving

Any seasoned Fascial Counterstrain practitioner will be able to avail you with countless stories of helping people with treatment-resistant conditions that were dramatically and negatively impacting their patients' lives.

We know first hand the healing potential of Counterstrain and our organization was founded to make it available to as many people in need as possible.

To do that there are numerous obstacles to overcome including lack of general awareness, lack of clinical research and data, a limited (but growing) number of expert Counterstrain practitioners due to the years it takes to master the technique, as well as all the other barriers to accessing care that impede people working hard to take back control of their healing and recovery.

It's a complex problem and it requires dynamic, coordinated solutions.

While anecdotal evidence abounds, no clinical research trials have been conducted... until now. We are committed to sponsoring and incentivizing independent research so that we can begin to measure and verify the effects that Fascial Counterstrain has on the body when used to treat a wide variety of conditions.

We also know that we can create educational materials until we're blue in the face - and we will! - but ultimately Fascial Counterstrain is a physical healing technique and nothing creates understanding like a first hand experience. The more people we help to experience Fascial Counterstrain first hand, the more people get to decide for themselves if it is a treatment option that works for them. People who have seen positive outcomes experience renewed hope and in turn become the best advocates to their communities, encouraging their friends, families, and colleagues to give Fascial Counterstrain consideration when confronting challenging health conditions.

The good news is that Fascial Counterstrain is gaining small amounts of acclaim amongst professional athletes and celebrity health advocates but this predicts a mounting need for experienced, attuned, and talented Counterstrain practitioners -- of which there is a limited supply due to the time investment it takes to go through training and clock enough horus to become thoroughly adept at the technique.

We'vre working closely with the leading Counterstrain education institutions in the United States to pioneer a robust new scholarship program that will subsidize tuition for dedicated and aspiring practitioners to help them overcome barriers and attain certification with the udnerstanding that many of these student practitioners already work with underserved communities and are uniqiuelly positioned to bring Fascial Counterstrain to the populations that need it most.

We envision a world where Fascial Counterstrain is a household name, not because we think it is the perfect fit for everyone, but because we know it could be a life-changing fit for a lot of people who don't even know it exists yet. We want people affected by trauma to have a chance to experience something that might have a big impact on their recovery journeys so that they can choose the strongest and best health plan for themselves.

When people are recovering from trauma - physical or mental - they need effective help to heal and get their lives back.

For many, Counterstrain has the ability to do that. We're working towards a future in which this treatment is accessible to the service members and people who are working so hard to reclaim their lives...

… and we need your help to do it.

How We're Solving It

Encouraging Research

Research is required to collect data and evidence of the efficacy of Fasical Counterstrain, so that it can gain the trust and recognition of the public and the allied health sectors, and be more widely available to those in need and gain 

Building Awareness

Counterstrain has already helped countless individuals with conditions and injuries over the last 70 years. We have seen improvements in pain management, organ function, emotional coping, sleep, and mobility. Through outreach efforts and collaborations we’re working to educate both the public and the medical community about the application of Fascial Counterstrain to treat the symptoms of trauma where it is stored in the body's tissues.

Direct Support

The more people we help experience Fascial Counterstrain who couldn't or wouldn't otherwise access it, the more people we help heal. Many of our clients come to us after they've lost belief in getting relief or getting better. By providing direct support and removing the burden of cost from our clients, many feel more free to try something new that might work when other strategies have been less successful.

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Our Goals

To make Fascial Counterstrain available to the people who need it and will be most positively impacted by getting to experience it.

We are the only Fascial Counterstrain nonprofit working to educate adn build public awareness about Fascial Counterstrain's unique ability to treat not just systems but the root of dysfunction where it is stored in the tissues of the body. Anecdotal reports suggest that Fascial Counterstrain could be a powerful addition to a holistic care plan for people recovering injury, trauma, and chronic conditions.

To make Fascial Counterstrain accessible to as many impacted individuals as possible, we will need to fund their treatments, build a robust canon of research to understand it's effects, and invest in the growth or a large network of exceptionally qualified practitioners capable of meeting growing demand. These needs define our work and guide program goals.


Individuals approved for grants to fund treatments that support recovery from trauma and injury

Fascial Counterstrain treatment hours funded to support client healing
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Received through donations and charitable giving to invest in financial assistance, research, education, and operations.

Cities across the United States with in-network approved providers


We think about money differently, and we’d like for you to join us.

Our financial philosophy is different from a lot of other organizations.

We’ve broken away from some of the scarcity thinking that limits so many well-intentioned organizations that prevents their ability to scale. We know that our team members are the backbone of our ability to deliver exceptional care.

We are committed to prioritizing our team members because a well-resourced team will provide the best care, think in the most innovative ways, and make the most with what we have so that we can continue to scale the scope of our programs over the long term. We don’t shy away from prioritizing funds to hire and retain incredible staff. We want to be able to attract the best people for the job without asking them to sacrifice the financial well-being of their own families. We pay good people, doing good work, good money. The better people we have on our team, the bigger impact we can have.

Having an exceptional team allows us to take the funds we have and turn them into more funds. It allows us to run compelling fundraising campaigns that directly benefit our impact and research programs. Having an exceptional team ensures that our program recipients receive the best care before, during, and well after their treatments sessions. Having an exceptional team helps us foster a healthy work environment that protects against burn out so that we can keep qualified leaders and staff employed and avoid wasteful spending and turnover.

We know that this is a more holistic approach to using funds than a lot of other organizations out there but we’re invested in creating a sustainable organization that attracts incredible talent so that we can deliver our programs with excellence for not just years but decades to come.

We think about money differently

For a brilliant and inspiring breakdown of why we’ve chosen this approach and how it helps us be not only effective but able to grow consistently, check out this video:

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Absolutely. We are a 501(c)3 organization and when you donate will provide you a receipt for your donation. Our Federal ID Number is 82-3361715 and you can view our IRS Determination Letter here.
  • Recurring donations - monthly or annual - are the most supportive because then we have a better idea of what funding we are able to anticipate, which impacts what we can and cannot plan to do. Budget projections inform the goals we set for outreach and program growth, the number of treatments we can offer, the scope of our research, and our ability to hire the critical staff needed to sustain and deliver our programs and services.
  • Yes! You can encourage people in your network to give by launching your own crowdfund. It’s super easy and can be a great way for communities to combine their efforts to make a bigger impact.

    Click here and then select the button “I Want to Fundraise for This” in the top right corner. You’ll enter some contact information for tracking and transparency purposes. Then you can share it with your friends, family, and colleagues via email, social media, etc. Consider sharing your story and personal reasons for wanting to give to help the people you care about understand why they might want to support as well.
  • Many employers have incredible matching programs that can double, triple, or even quadruple the impact of your donation. Some companies have generous matching programs for retirees as well.

    Reach out to your current or former employer directly to learn about their matching programs.

    If you’d like support in this process, contact us and we’re happy to help you make an action plan to determine questions and next steps.
  • Yes! And it would be greatly appreciated.

    Agencies or individuals who contribute gifts greater than or equal to $20,000, are welcome to designate those funds for a specific program, project, or need.

    At this time, donations can be directed to the following funds and programs:
    Greatest Need - allows us to invest funds where they are needed most as an organization
    Research Program - helps sponsor and promote FCS research
    Education Program - funds scholarships for FCS providers in-training and FCS awareness building efforts
    Financial Aid Program - helps directly fund FCS treatment costs for our clients (in WA, CA, MD, OR, NY, MN, and VA) and the administrative costs of running the progam
  • Yes. You can include the Bridge Back Project as part of your enduring legacy. When you include The Bridge Back Project in your will, you are contributing towards the sustainability of our services and a future where people impacted by trauma can get life changing, and sometimes even life-saving, care. If you dream of making an impact that helps individuals, their families, and their communities regain access to fulfilling, meaningful lives for decades to come, consider including the Bridge Back Project as part of your legacy.

    To include the Bridge Back Project as a beneficiary in your will, please contact us through our contact form and someone from our team with reach out to go over your questions, goals, and next steps.
  • We totally understand. While donating is one of the most impactful ways to support our work, we believe that there are many other contributions our amazing community can get involved to help us succeed. When we need volunteers to help at fundraisers and outreach events, or speak to prospective participants, we email our contact list. Click here to subscribe and join our community of alumni, volunteers, and donors.

    Another highly impactful way to help us is to share your story and spread the word. You can do this simply by sharing with your community. OR if you feel comfortable, we would love to interview you about your experience and include it on our Youtube channel to educate more people about what Fascial Counterstrain could do for them. Send us a message to let us know your willing and someone on our team can answer your questions and coordinate with you to set up a time to chat.

    Your story, your experience, and your belief in the project are the most powerful tools we have to help build awareness and reach more people.

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