Laura Dalby

What is Soft Tissue Therapy?

Posted by Laura Dalby Over 1 Year Ago

Soft Tissue Therapy

What is Soft Tissue Therapy?

STT is the assessment, treatment and management of soft tissue injury, pain, and dysfunction of the musculoskeletal system. As a soft tissue therapist I will use deep tissue massage skills to treat you along with manual stretching, myofascial release and trigger point therapy.

When do YOU need STT?

STT can help you through a variety of injuries, aches, pains and stresses. I can help if you:

  • ·         Have an achy back or neck due to sitting at work / at a computer
  • ·         Recovering from injury
  • ·         Want to avoid injury
  • ·         Training for an event
  • ·         Cycling to work
  • ·         Have tight or tired muscles
  • ·         Are returning to sport
  • ·         Want to maintain flexibility
  • ·         Going skiing / returning from skiing
  • ·         Changed your training activity
  • ·         You want to get stronger
  • ·         Are following a training programme

How often should you have STT?

This will all be individual and depend on your external influences such as, how often you train, how intensely you train, how long you sit, how your body responds, and other factors. However, I will be able to advice more accurately after the first assessment session and discuss an ideal management pathway for you.

What is the benefit of regular STT?

Think of your first STT assessment as your body MOT. How well do you look after your car? Or should you look after it? Compare that to how often you look after your body. Think it deserves more?

It is great that we are thinking about exercising more but we are also leading busy active lives taking for granted the toll this takes on the body. You don’t have to put up with those niggles and annoying stiff muscles. Making you feel much older than you are. A STT session will help to ease those symptoms enabling better recovery of your musculoskeletal system so you perform daily functions with ease and lessening risk of injury.

The frequency of treatment depends on individuals but can relate to how long you have had the issue and how your body responds. Regular STT ranges from twice a week to monthly as good protocol.

Training hard and working full time? You are basically a full time amateur athlete. Athletes look after their body with regular STT,s o why shouldn’t you? In fact you are cramming in more in your day with your work / family life / sport, when is your recovery time scheduled? With busy lives it is easy to miss out stretching sessions and cool downs. Therefore manual STT sessions will help you to gain maximum effect from your training sessions by promoting recovery and strength of your musculoskeletal system.

How to book STT

Your first session with be 60 or 90 minutes long. You can contact me by phone or email to enquire or book.