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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.

About Me

My name is Dawn Fisher and I am a qualified and fully insured Remedial massage therapist working at the Ely Complementary Health Centre where our main specialisms are Osteopathy, Acupuncture and Massage therapy.

I also have a treatment room in Littleport which is just outside Ely.

I am a professional member of both the Institute of Sport and Remedial Massage. A governing body,which which has stringent rules on accepting members to their association, you can view their website by clicking on the logo located below,  under qualifications.

My own interests are based around sport and nutrition. I exercise on average 4 or 5 times a week, this will be a combination of high intensity intervals, running, dancing and cycling. I also enjoy hill walking, am a keen swimmer.

For me, it is important to maintain good nutrition and I put more energy than average into eating a healthy diet though, like everyone, I have days where this will crumble into an ambition, rather than a reality!

I believe a strong, healthy body will see me comfortably into old age, I don’t have the ‘may be run over by a bus tomorrow’ mentality.  I will be as keen to help you maintain a healthy body.

I am committed to updating my skills and knowledge constantly and my patients well being is always my primary motivation. To that end I have added to my original VTCT Swedish massage diploma with a Btec Diploma in sports and Remedial massage, from the highly regarded LSSM in Regents Park, London.

I hope you enjoy my site and find my posts helpful and informative.