Sof Tissue Release

Soft Tissue Release during Back Massage in Ely Cambs

Soft Tissue Release applied during your Massage

Soft tissue Release is an invaluable technique for stretching and releasing muscles.

It is inevitable that muscles sustain injury, even daily life will cause minute injuries to your muscles but these generally heal without you noticing them and without them causing any ongoing problem. If you regularly read my blog it is likely that you already look after yourself fairly well and keep fit and healthy.

Sometimes however, muscles sustain a more troublesome injury, overuse or repetitive tasks can be the culprit. The muscle quietly repairs itself with collagenous tissue, creates an area of protective¬† tension around the tissue and goes on working hard – probably without you even noticing. Now you have an irritated muscle which doesn’t work efficiently, you may notice niggles, weakness, tightness on occasion, favouring the other side, aching in the joint. You work through it until one day the injury gives way and you can’t use the muscle any more.

Soft Tissue Release can be enormously helpful in this situation, the muscle is shortened by the therapist, locked and then lengthen to stretch it back to it’s correct length. Collagenous tissue which builds up at the injury site is less conductive to the nerve impulses which activate muscle contraction. By breaking down these dense areas the muscle becomes receptive again. Muscles need to move freely for every other function to occur freely. Joints remain more mobile, the flow of blood and lymph is more effective, and nutrients and toxins can be moved into and out of the tissues more efficiently leading to a healthier body.

Soft Tissue Release also aids joint mobilisations for example during osteopathy, it restores muscle balance and helps the body to return to a neutral position. It is important to seek a qualified and reputable practitioner.