What is Soft Tissue Therapy?
Soft Tissue Therapy derives its origins from Sports Massage, and although the term ‘soft tissue therapy’ is a relatively new one, massage has been used by traditional healers to alleviate pain and aid healing for over 5,000 years.
Soft Tissue Therapy has evolved in the clinical setting to incorporate some physiotherapy & osteopathic techniques such as positional release and muscle energy technique.
It is extremely beneﬁcial for anyone with a speciﬁc soft tissue injury, as well as anyone experiencing muscle tension, spasm, pain or discomfort.
Who is it for?
If being able to move freely is important to you, soft tissue therapy will help you achieve that. Even in the absence of pain, the beneﬁts of soft tissue therapy for easing stress, relieving muscle tension and improving mental health are immense.
Soft tissue therapy can also help alleviate many painful issues, ranging from a stiff neck or sports injury to chronic medical and musculoskeletal conditions.
For athletes, regular treatments can speed up recovery and tissue repair, reduce excess muscle tension and help you stay injury free.
When can Soft Tissue Therapy be beneficial?
When we talk about soft tissues in your body, we are referring to your muscles, ligaments, tendons and fascia – the connective tissue that holds your body together and allows you to move the way you want to.
Soft tissue therapy can help with many common soft tissue issues, including:
What are the benefits of Soft Tissue Therapy?
The benefits of Massage & Soft Tissue Therapy are numerous, our clients routinely reporting many of the following:
- Relief from aches and pains in both muscles and joints
- Reduced muscle tension and tightness
- Improved flexibility and mobility
- Improved muscle function and increased range of movement
- Faster recovery from injury
- Reduced risk of re-injury
- Reduced stress in the body
- Improved mental & emotional wellbeing
How much does Soft Tissue Therapy cost?
It is important to highlight that soft tissue therapists are not medical professionals and therefore should not replace a consultation with your GP and/or physiotherapist. Soft tissue therapy should never been seen as a method of diagnosing or treating medical conditions in isolation, as this should always be the responsibility of a medical practitioner.