Soft Tissue Therapy

What is Soft Tissue Therapy?

Soft tissue therapy encompasses a large variety of hands-on treatment, one of which is massage. Massage is simply part of the larger spectrum of soft tissue therapy.

Does soft tissue therapy refer to the pressure being applied during the therapy?

Soft tissue therapy does not refer to the pressure being applied, but refers to the structures that are being targeted which include muscle, tendons, ligaments, fascia, nerves, blood vessels and skin.

What are the benefits of soft tissue work?

There are a number of benefits of soft tissue work which include but are not limited to:

  • Reduction of inflammation of muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and connective tissue
  • Reduction of muscle spasm and tension
  • Improved blood circulation and oxygenation to soft tissues
  • Improved range of motion and joint flexibility

What are some conditions that may benefit from soft tissue therapy?

  • Acute and chronic muscular injuries
  • Lower back and neck pain
  • Headache stemming from the neck
  • Shoulder stiffness
  • Forearm pain from repetitive injuries e.g. tennis elbow or mouse over use
  • Calf and hamstring strains
  • Certain osteoarthritic conditions