About Soft Tissue Therapy

Effects and Benefits

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Soft Tissue Therapy is the management, manipulation and rehabilitation of soft tissues of the body including muscles, tendons and ligaments. It is based on the fact that soft tissue responds to Touch

Benefits

  • Improves circulation and lymphatic flow
  • Assist in the removal of metabolic waste
  • Sedate or stimulate nerve endings
  • Increase or decrease muscle tone
  • Increase or decrease muscle length
  • Remodel scar tissue when required
  • reduction of stress hormones

  • increased joint mobility and flexibility
  • speedier healing of soft tissue injuries
  • heightened mental alertness
  • reduced anxiety and depression.
  • Improves posture imbalance
  • improves digestion
  • improves post operative surgical rehabilitation

Effects

Massage can stimulate and relax the body and mind, skin, blood and lymphatic systems are stimulated, which boosts circulation, aids cellular renewal and removes toxic wastes. As tense muscles relax, stiff joints loosen and nerves are soothed, an all-over feeling of relaxation and well-being comes about.

  • The Nervous System

    Massage can stimulate and relax the body and mind, skin, blood and lymphatic systems are stimulated, which boosts circulation, aids cellular renewal and removes toxic wastes. As tense muscles relax, stiff joints loosen and nerves are soothed, an all-over feeling of relaxation and well-being comes about.

  • The Skin

    With massage comes an increase in blood circulation. This helps the exfoliation of superficial dead skin cells, tones the skin and encourages its renewal process. Massage helps maintain collagen fibres, which give skin its elasticity and strength, and keep wrinkles at bay.

  • Muscles

    With the increase in blood flow, the blood’s vital nutrients circulate more efficiently. Massage can improve muscle tone, restore mobility, and ensure the elimination of waste products after exercise. With regular massage, strains and sprains heal more rapidly, while calf cramps and stiff muscles can become a thing of the past. Massage before an exercise session will help loosen and warm up the muscles, or afterwards it will ease sore and aching limbs.

  • Circulation and Lymphatic Systems

    By dilating the blood vessels, massage increases the blood circulation, this means an efficient supply of blood’s constituents, including oxygen and nutrients, reaches the billions of individual cells. It is vital for the healthy functioning of the whole body, from the muscles to internal organs such as the kidneys and liver. At the same time it helps to accelerate the lymphatic system, which absorbs and eliminates waste substances.

  • Digestion

    Massage mobilizes the digestive system so that the process of assimilation and elimination are improved, helping problems like constipation and flatulence. The digestive system is quick to respond to stress, and the reduction of anxiety and tension which comes with regular massage has a regulating effect on the digestion.

Helps Improve Posture

There is a lot of tension these days-as in neck and back tension. “Our necks and backs hurt, and poor posture is the No. 1 culprit. When you hunch forward, your body isn’t properly aligned. “Not only does poor posture look bad, but it forces some muscles to work incredibly hard all day long while others get weaker.

Poor posture can put you in other slumps, too. When you slouch, you’re pressing down on your internal organs, which affects digestion. Circulation and breathing capacity can be affected too. Unlike other bad habits, poor posture can be relaxing to correct.

Benefits of Improved Posture

Why?

Because massage can help get your body back on track. Allowing the body to reinforce healthy and natural movements can be one of the most beneficial aspects of massage therapy. Massage can relax and loosen the muscles made sore by bad posture, allowing your body to position itself in its natural-and pain-free-posture.

With ongoing massage the muscles are loosened and relaxed-joints have greater freedom and pressure points are relieved. This allows the body to position itself in a healthy and natural posture, therefore avoiding the movements and positions developed over time as a reaction to the pain.

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