Soft Tissue Therapy

Soft tissue therapy is a comprehensive treatment, consisting of assessment, massage, soft tissue techniques and rehabilitation advice to obtain the best possible result. It is effective for a wide range of minor and chronic injuries caused by lifestyle factors or sport. In addition to treating the injury, soft tissue therapy aims to identify the underlying causes to bring about longer term improvement.

Massage stimulates the circulation, which is essential for the repair and maintenance of healthy tissue. When tissue is damaged, it is more important than ever that the circulation is working effectively to ensure the optimum healing process. When combined with other soft tissue techniques it works quickly to restore function to damaged or stressed tissue.

Soft tissue therapy can be beneficial to everyone from individuals suffering from occupational or postural stress to those who take part in sports at a high level, or for recovery from surgery or injury.

FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENT TAPING

Funtional Movement Taping (FMT) is the application of tape to fascia, muscles or joints to improve function and movement.  It has been shown to be able to reduce swelling, pain, tightness and stiffness in muscles; delay onset of muscle fatigue and cramp during exercise; accelerate recovery from bruises and contusions and reduce oedema; and support injured muscles and joints without restricting range of movement.  It lifts skin and superficial fascia to provide a decompression effect as well as changing neural input to change movement patterns.