Soft Tissue Therapy is...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         ...the management, manipulation, and rehabilitation of the soft tissues within the body including muscles, ligaments and tendons. Therapeutic techniques include; Massage, Neuromuscular Techniques, Myofascial Release, Active Release Technique, Muscle Energy Technique, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilsation.


A major misconception is that this type of therapy is exclusive to sports people – all people can benefit and benefits include;

o Reduced or increased muscular tone as clinically indicated

o Increased blood flow

o Increased joint mobility

o The removal of metabolic waste

o Scar tissue remodelling

o Sedation or stimulation of nerve endings

o Optimisation of preparation and recovery for physical activity and competitive sports.


The above benefits can thus lead to the following outcomes;

o Relief from repetitive strain injuries

o Rehabilitation of muscular and tendonous strains

o Rehabilitation of ligamentous sprains

o Reduced muscular tension

o Reduced fatigue

o Postural correction

o Optimisation of joint range of motion


A major misconception of hands on therapy is that it will cause pain – discomfort may be experienced but is often described as a ‘nice pain’ and will be necessary to create a pain-free long term condition within the tissues. Patient feedback is vital and encouraged within my sessions thus any elevation of discomfort above the pre-agreed pain scale will be taken on board.