What is soft tissue therapy?
A soft tissue therapist will use muscle testing techniques, deep tissue skills to treat you along with manual stretching, myofascial release and trigger point therapy.
What is the difference between Soft Tissue Therapy and Sports Massage?
The soft tissues of the body refer to muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia. Therapy of these soft tissues requires management, manipulation and rehabilitation to any individual regardless of whether they are involved in sport or not.
Clients will benefit from safe, effective and efficient results following treatment with a soft tissue therapist. The session differs to a general sports massage in a number of ways, firstly, clients are not all from a sport background, we treat everyone. Secondly, in your soft tissue therapy session a variety of other techniques may be used by the therapist to provide an appropriate treatment. These techniques include: muscle testing techniques, soft tissue release, assisted stretching, Deep Tissue Friction, Myofascial Release, and Trigger Point Therapy. Therefore we are not limited by the title of sports massage and will provide a treatment that is right for you.
When do I need STT?
STT can help you through a variety of injuries, aches, pains and stresses. We can help with but not limited:
Have an achy back or neck due to sitting at work / at a computer
Recovering from injury
Want to avoid injury
Training for an event
Cycling to work
Have tight or tired muscles
Are returning to sport
Want to maintain flexibility
Changed your training activity
You want to get stronger
How often should you have STT?
This will all be individual and depend on your external influences such as, how often you train, how intensely you train, how long you sit, how your body responds, and other factors. However, your therapist will be able to advice more accurately after the first assessment session and discuss an ideal management pathway for you.