The soft tissues of the body refer to muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia. Maintenance of soft tissues requires management, manipulation, prehabilitation & rehabilitation to any individual regardless of whether they are involved in sport or not.
Our sessions very often differ from a general sports massage in a number of ways, firstly our clients are not all from a sporting background, Secondly, in your soft tissue therapy session, a variety of other techniques may be used to provide appropriate treatment. These techniques include: Muscle Energy Techniques (MET), Soft Tissue Release (STR), Assisted Stretching, Deep Tissue Friction, Myofascial Release and Joint Mobilisation. We will also check anatomical alignments of the pelvis, shoulder girdle and look for any spinal deviations which may be causing other issues. We will always mobilise Feet, Ankles, Shoulders, Elbows, Wrists, Hands & Fingers as our standard protocol, before moving onto other areas.
The manipulation of soft tissue brings great relief to many who are suffering from postural dysfunction. We can see the results very quickly. Once the soft tissue starts to release, this will allow the bones to move back into their correct position, in return decrease pain and improve range of movement.