Soft Tissue Therapy

I n a nutshell, soft tissue therapy is remedial massage on steroids. It is targeted clinical massage. It is hands on bodywork that can get you out of many kinds of painful episodes. 

Soft tissue therapy reduces tensile and compressive stress on your body and can dramatically speed up the healing process.

One of the strongest aspects of Soft tissue therapy is that it aims to make a big improvement in symptoms in the first treatment. Clinically, this is seen 95% of the time.

What is Soft tissue therapy good for?

 

Conditions that respond especially well to Soft tissue therapy include but are not limited to:

  • Random muscle aches and pain that move around the body

  • Poor posture- rounded shoulders and sway backs

  • Functional and structural scoliosis of the spine

  • Growing pains in children and adolescents

  • Thoracic outlet syndrome

  • Muscle tears

  • Tendonitis and bursitis conditions

  • The need to increase range of motion for various sports

  • Plantar fasciitis

  • Many kinds of nerve conditions in the neck, lumbar spine, arms and legs

  • Tension headaches and some migraines.

  • Repetitive strain injuries such as tennis and golfers elbow

 

As well as massage, I may include other techniques including soft tissue release (STR), Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilisation (IASTM), Muscle Energy Technique (MET) and Myofascial Release (MFR), which all come under the umbrella of Soft Tissue Therapy.   

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