What is Soft Tissue Therapy and how can it help me?
Soft Tissue Therapy has evolved from Sports and Remedial Massage to become a person-centred approach to the assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation of minor and chronic musculoskeletal pain and injury. It has evolved to meet the changing needs of clients and to fulfill a gap in 'hands-on' skills that Physiotherapy in the UK no longer provides.
Based on the information you provide about yourself, and a full posture and joint assessment, treatment is tailored to your needs. Using a range of skills and techniques treatment can:
Identify and diagnose minor and chronic musculoskeletal pain and injuries and involve appropriate techniques to improve recovery from acute and chronic injuries
Therapeutic massage for general health and well-being, as well as relieving symptoms for a wide range of medical conditions
Provide fast and immediate benefits by lengthening specific areas in muscles using a technique known as soft tissue release. This helps quicken recovery for returning to work or sports training and competition
Identify and reduce muscle imbalances by lengthening and strengthening your muscles through muscle energy technique leading to improved flexibility and functional movement and reduced strain on joints
Promote soft tissue release and repair by myofascial techniques that will aid smooth movement by easing the connective tissue that surrounds your muscles and connects them all together
Ease muscle tension through neuromuscular techniques where pressure is applied to trigger points to reverse reflexes that cause tension, helping to address physical manifestations of stress and anxiety throughout the body
Improve your posture and movement through advice and exercises to suit your lifestyle and increase your self-awareness for preventing injury.