WHAT IS SOFT TISSUE THERAPY?
Soft Tissue Therapy and Sports Massage
The benefits of sports and remedial massage are well documented and play an important role for anyone involved in strenuous activity, whether through sport, occupation or otherwise. Regular sports massage has the following effects on the body:
Increased mobility and flexibility of muscle tissue
Increased feeling of well-being
Relief from tension and stress
Correction of muscular imbalances
Decreased risk of injury
Sports Massage is one form of Soft Tissue Therapy.
Soft Tissue Therapy is the manipulation of the soft tissues of the body i.e. muscles, connective tissue/fascia, tendons, ligaments and joints. Soft Tissue Therapy helps alleviate the soft tissue discomfort associated with everyday and occupational stresses, muscular over-use and many chronic pain conditions. If employed early enough after accidents involving trauma and injury, Soft Tissue Therapy can greatly reduce the development of painful muscular patterning.
Your body is made up of 70% soft tissue. I specialise in injuries whether they are the result of everyday activities or from competing (at any level). Clinical reasoning and excellent palpation skills allow me to identify the problem area and have you well on the way to recovery in your first session.
At times the treatment can be tender due to the therapist needing to work through the superficial tissues into the deeper structures to locate the underlying cause of the pain or tension.
Soft tissue therapy can both maintain and help develop your bodies performance.
Sports massage on leg
Osteopath at Work