‘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. Then the affected soft tissues are massaged, trigger-pointed, stretched and rehabilitated for pain relief and increased range of movement.
Soft Tissue Therapy can help treat a wide variety of problems including;
- Neck pain
- Back pain
- Sacro-iliac pain (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