What is Soft Tissue Therapy?

Soft Tissue Therapy is the treatment of the soft tissue within the human body. Soft tissues being: all muscles, tendons, ligaments, encompassed by arguably most importantly the FASCIA within the body.

What is the difference between Soft Tissue Therapy and Sports Massage?

Sports Massage has the connotations of working with athletes or 'sporty people', however! It is the name of a series of techniques to encompass a lot of simple and complex massage techniques, plus stretching, joint mobilisations and pre/post sporting event treatments. It is available to all individuals, no matter their background, but still uses many deep tissue massage techniques and more, including:

Myofascial release, stretching, positional release, soft tissue release, frictions, muscle energy techniques, trigger point release and more.

A typical massage of any sort will tend to be a passive treatment.

The way I work will be a more interactive approach to treatment - you will do some of the work!

Soft Tissue Therapy is essentially 'Sports Massage' and so much more! It is all encompassing of all the soft tissues of the human body, to get the body moving as one complete body as ALL IS CONNECTED, thanks to the wonderful FASCIA. Using many techniques to NOT ONLY treat an 'injury' in isolation, but to appreciate how 'WHERE THE PAIN IS, THE ISSUE IS NOT!'

Meaning...I treat the body as a WHOLE. e.g. A pain in the lower back could be due to a previous fracture in the ankle or an excessive thoracic flexion (kyphosis) for example.

Why Soft Tissue Therapy?

  • Available and applicable to EVERYONE! Athletes and non-athletes alike! 

  • All encompassing treatment, treating the body as a whole.

  • Pain reduction (chronic and acute)

  • Raises self awareness in body and mind through education

  • Relaxation and stress relief

  • Eases tired/achey muscles

  • Prevents injury and pain

  • Injury rehabilitation - speeds up recovery

  • Boosts immunity

  • Removes accumulated toxins

  • Improves blood circulation and promotes healing

  • Improves joint mobility / range of movement / ease of movement throughout the body

  • Improves sleep quality

  • Increases sporting performance and muscle tone

  • Boosts energy levels and mood

  • Aids in preparation and recovery for competition.

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