WHAT IS SOFT TISSUE THERAPY?
Soft Tissue Therapy is the manipulation, management and rehabilitation of the soft tissues of the body and is inclusive of methods such as Sports Massage, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy and Acupuncture.
The techniques used by Soft Tissue Therapists have been developed to ensure effective and efficient results are gained from each treatment given. Some benefits of Soft Tissue THerapy include:
Improve circulation & lymphatic flow
Improved injury rehabilitation
Returning to full range of movement
Assist in the removal of metabolic waste
Increase or decrease muscle tone and length
Remodel scar tissue
Assist in mental preparation for sporting participation
To benefit from soft tissue therapy or sports massage you do not need to be an athlete. The benefits above can also help relieve many day to day problems experienced by people in all walks of life. By ensuring you use an accredited and qualified practitioner, you ensure that you will be receiving an individually tailored, high quality treatment. Depending on the type and timing of activity these benefits can be achieved for anyone.
If you are a sports performer, of any level, a sports specific treatment can be beneficial at various stages of participation. For example:
The conditioning / training phase
Pre, inter and post competition
Injury prevention and recovery
Regardless of your experiences in sport or exercise or whether you exercise socially or compete to an international level – soft tissue therapy and sports massage could have something to offer you.
Members of the Sports Massage Association will be able to identify anyone for whom sports massage would be ill-advised or detrimental to their short or long-term well being. They will assess each individual and provide the appropriate massage techniques, and advise on alternative action if required.
I hear your story and take a detailed history. To that end, I create an individualized treatment plan including Continued Care aimed at achieving the functional goals we set together.
TREATMENT & THERAPY
I take the time to understand the root of your problem in order to provide the best and most effective treatment. Through my years of experience, I’ve found that Treatment & Therapy is a crucial part of the recovery process.