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Soft Tissue Release

Soft tissue release is an advanced massage technique widely used in assessing and stretching soft tissues; muscles, fascia, tendons and ligaments.

Muscles are made up of strands of muscle fibers which should lie neatly alternating with one another. Eahc muscle has attachment points where they attch to bones or other connective tissues. However , muscle fibers can become damaged, congested and tagled. This can distort attachment points and cause restrictions and pain.

Stretching is often used for easing the pain of muscle tension and realigning the body so that it functions in a more optimal way. However unlike generalized stretching, soft tissue release targets specific areas of tension within a muscle. It is also useful for targeting muscles that are difficult to stretch actively and for isolating a muscle within a group of muscles that would normally stretch together.

What is Soft Tissue Release?

Soft tissue release involves the therapist using manual pressure on a muscle to create a temporary false attachment point and then taking the muscle into a pain free stretch to untangle the muscle fibers. Soft tissue release is used to increase range of movement, relieve pain, prevent, repair and manage injuries.

Soft tissue release is an excellent way of treating tendonitis in a muscle as it takes pressure off its point of origin, which is where the inflammation occurs int his condition. It has also been proven to be useful in the treatment of certain conditions such as medial and lateral epicondylitis (golfers and tennis elbow) and plantar fasciitis as it stimulates tissue repair in these conditions.

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