Soft Tissue and Remedial Massage Therapy
Soft tissue release is a form of bodywork designed specifically around the area of neuromuscular therapy. This type of therapy focuses on increasing recovery rates of muscular injuries, fixing muscular imbalances, and relieving chronic pain. Soft tissue release is a popular form of therapy among athletes as it is a quick and effective way of achieving strength and flexibility after muscular injuries. The basic idea behind this approach is to apply pressure to the muscles while it is being stretched. This integrated movement technique helps to correct muscular imbalances, including areas that have been injured or have scar tissue. It’s important to remember that this therapy allows you to communicate with your nervous system. The application of rhythmic pressure during a stretching routine is communicating to the nervous system the re-programming of the muscles. When trauma occurs to muscle tissue, the affected area becomes inflamed. But once the muscle memory is evoked during Soft Tissue Release, the muscles are encouraged to return to their normal state and the inflammation decreases.
The patient does not just lie still either as you would during a relaxation massage. It is expected for the patient to maintain an active role throughout the therapy session. This is required for the special movements and stretches to be effective.
This modality of bodywork alleviates the soft tissue discomfort associated with everyday and occupational stresses, muscular over-use and many acute and chronic pain conditions such as: muscular tension headaches, back and neck pain, shoulders pain, associated with Frozen Shoulder, Shoulder Impingement also with Rotator Cuff Tear.
This service appeals to clients who need to be pain free, reduce inflammation, have more mobility, stability, strength, improve sleep and more importantly speed up the healing and recovering processes. We use adequate techniques based on your symptoms and at the end of your session a tailored exercise program is provided to help with your recovery, we also integrate ultrasound and electrotherapy during your treatment when appropriated.
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