Soft tissue therapy in Australia and Melbourne
Soft tissue Therapy in melbourne consists of the fascia, connective tissues, muscles, tendons, fat and organs that lie beneath the skin. When these become injured pain and decreased function are the result. Soft tissue therapy seeks to speed the body’s natural healing mechanisms through manipulation and other hands-on techniques. Conditions that respond well to soft tissue therapy are muscle strains and sprains, contusions, tendonitis and bursitis.
A soft tissue therapist will conduct a comprehensive evaluation to determine the needs of the patient. This will take the form of an interview in which you will be asked questions regarding your medical history, lifestyle, goals for post recovery and mechanism of injury. A physical examination will include an assessment of posture, strength, range of motion and biomechanics.
Depending on the nature of the injury, one or a combination of techniques may be employed. These may include:
- Trigger point massage also known as neuromuscular therapy applies concentrated finger pressure to trigger points – the tight, painful knots in muscles that cause pain and spasm.
- Myofascial release – a form of manipulative therapy that re-balances the body. It stretches the thick bands of tissue beneath the skin to remove tightness and reduce tension.
- Sustained pressure gets rid of tight areas within the muscle and fascia.
- Friction - This is a type of Swedish massage, but it goes deeper and uses deep circular motions to the soft tissue that cause the underlying layers to rub against each other, stimulating blood flow to the area.
Some problems may be caused by soft tissue that is too tight or too short. Soft tissue therapy, accompanied by stretching exercises, alleviates tightness and elongates the tissue to improve flexibility and range of motion.
More About Soft Tissue therapy in Malvern
Soft tissue therapy at East Malvern Massage Group is the treatment of muscles, tendons, ligaments and their structures by a Remedial massage therapist, or Sports massage therapist. When these become injured or strained, pain and decreased function are the result.
The aim of soft tissue therapy at East Malvern Massage Group is to promote the body’s natural healing mechanisms through Remedial massage, Sports massage, Cupping and Dry Needling techniques.
Our Remedial massage therapist or Sports massage therapist will conduct a comprehensive assessment to determine the most appropriate approach for your condition. Depending on the nature of the injury, one or a combination of techniques may be used.
These may include Trigger point therapy, Myofascial release, Cupping, Dry Needling, Remedial massage, Sports massage, Stretching, and corrective exercises to restore pain free function and movement.
East Malvern Massage Group is committed to providing you the best Soft tissue therapy in Melbourne.