Soft Tissue Massage Therapy

One of the biggest benefits of registered massage therapy is that it’s able to heal strained or sore muscles faster than just normal rest, thereby helping athletes get back on the field at full health faster, and helping individuals get back to work and daily activities sooner. These benefits are also associated with soft tissue massage, a massage therapy that’s focused on neuromuscular treatment. Specifically, it involves the application of pressure onto a specific muscle as it is being stretched to help the muscles regain their strength and flexibility. It differs from a traditional massage in that the patient must also be actively participating and helping the therapist with any stretching that is called for.

Benefits of Soft Tissue Massage

Soft tissue massage has several key benefits associated with it. These include:

  • Helps correct muscular imbalance.
  • Aids in accelerating the recovery timeline of muscular injuries.
  • Helps restore strength and flexibility in overworked, strained or injured muscles.
  • Helps to reduce any muscle inflammation.
  • Helps improve blood circulation, which thereby also helps with muscle and tissue healing.
  • An improvement in an individual’s range of motion and flexibility.
  • There are other various associated benefits with soft tissue massage, including easing any discomfort, reducing stress, easing pain and discomfort from arthritis and helping to increase the body’s production of hemoglobin.

While soft tissue massage may seem like it may be a painful therapy being that stretching is involved with the therapy, undergoing such treatment is no more painful than what your body is experiencing prior to receiving it. However, patients must remain active throughout the therapy session, which is a big differentiator from how conventional massages are carried out with patients.

Is Soft Tissue Massage Right for Me?

There are several key indicators that can help you determine whether or not soft tissue massage therapy is a viable treatment for your situation. These include:

  • Regular injuries from playing sports.
  • Recurring back pain.
  • Injuries suffered in car accidents or workplace accidents.
  • Medical conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome.
  • Regular muscle strains from overuse or too intensive workouts.

For more information on the benefits of soft tissue massage therapy and whether or not it may be the right type of treatment for you, contact our registered massage therapists at The Health Network today.