Soft tissue therapy involves applying firm and direct pressure to the soft tissues of the body to improve muscle balance and increase circulation, leading to better posture and flexibility. It targets injury, pain and dysfunction from overuse, whether during exercise or everyday living.
Often used to increase sporting performance, soft tissue therapy will benefit you, whether or not you take part in sport or other physical activity. It’s ideal for people with sedentary occupations or lifestyles, as it relieves aches and pains from everyday living, promoting rehabilitation and recovery.
I use sports massage to treat musculoskeletal injury and dysfunction, from causes ranging from too much physical activity to repetitive movement and overuse. Specific conditions include:
- backache and neck stiffness
- knee and pelvic pain
- tennis and golfer’s elbow
- piriformis syndrome
- shin splints
- repetitive strain injury (RSI)
- carpal tunnel syndrome
- brittle bone conditions
WHAT I DO
I use a variety of assessment tools before delivering treatment to identify the specific sites and causes of your dysfunction and discomfort. Techniques include:
- deep and soft-touch massage
- trigger point therapy
- stretching muscles, tendons and ligaments to aid joint mobility
- re-educating muscle tensions to reduce stress over painful joints
- postural correction
- remedial exercise to strengthen weak muscle groups and aid muscle balance
- stimulating blood circulation and lymphatic drainage to encourage healing
Soft tissue therapy work is effective whatever your age, gender or level of fitness – you don’t need to own active wear!