‘Soft Tissue Therapy’ is the generic term increasingly used to describe advanced methods of treating soft tissues (muscles/tendons/ligaments/fascia). STT uses the techniques of sports massage therapy and remedial massage.
The term is often used instead of ‘Sports Massage’ to indicate that just about anyone can benefit, not just sports people!
A thorough health and injury assessment is taken followed by a posture/stance/gait analysis and range of movement test. Then the affected soft tissues are massaged, trigger-pointed, stretched and rehabilitated for increased comfort and increased range of movement.
Soft Tissue Therapy can help with a wide variety of problems including;
- Back problems
- Sacro-iliac issues (lower back and hip girdle area sensation) and ‘sciatica’ type sensations in the legs
- Strained/pulled muscles
- Post surgery muscular and scar recovery
- Restricted range of movement in any joint
- Ligament sprain
- Plantar fasciitis
There is a growing body of evidence to suggest that massage may be effective in helping to support people with certain chronic conditions, such as low back pain. In guidelines produced in 2009 by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), manual therapies –including massage –are recommended for the early management of persistent, non–specific low back pain. (Source: FHT)