Its non-surgical, drug-free approach to healing your body and increase vitality, and promote well-being. Accident Care Clinic soft tissue massage therapy is the assessment, treatment and management of soft tissue injury, pain and dysfunction primarily of the neuromusculoskeletal system. Repetitive strain injuries also known as cumulative trauma disorders of the soft tissues are becoming increasingly prevalent and account for the majority of disability and impairment cysts. Accident Care Clinic treats these soft tissue disorders and helps to prevent them.

What is Soft-Tissue Massage?

Soft-tissue massage is a massage technique that focuses on the deep layers of the muscle tissue. Its goal is to release tension in the body by slowly stroking with deep pressure in the contracted areas. It can be done either following or going across the muscle fibers, tendons, and fascia.

Why Get a Soft-Tissue Massage?

First of all, it feels great. Second of all, it benefits your health. When your muscles are stressed, they block all the oxygen and nutrients, which then leads to inflammation of the muscle tissue. A soft-tissue massage helps to loosen these tissues, releasing toxins and getting blood and oxygen circulating.

It is important to drink plenty of water after a soft-tissue massage, that way you can help eliminate all the released toxins from your body.

What Conditions Is Soft-tissue Massage Used For?

Soft-tissue massage is usually focused on limited mobility problems, injuries, strains, posture problems, and muscle tension. This is very different than classic massage therapy which is mainly used for relaxation.

Many people find deep-tissue massage effective in relieving osteoarthritis. Better than doing exercise and using prescription drugs.

How Does Soft-Tissue Massage Work?

The soft-tissue massage usually works by breaking down the bands of rigid tissue in muscles, tendons, and ligaments. To be able to do this, the massage therapist will use direct deep pressure applied across the grain of the muscles. 

They may use their fingertips, knuckles, hands or even their elbows and forearms to achieve this. It is important to drink plenty of water right after the massage to be able to flush all the metabolic waste from the tissues.

Are There Any Negative Effects?

Some people might feel a little bit unsteady after lying down for a long period of time. But, this goes away after a few minutes.

It depends on the depth of the pressured used during your massage, but some people may have some bruising and tenderness. This should only last for a couple of days. Our chiropractors will discuss any potential effects during your consultation. We are also happy to answer any further concerns you have over the phone. You can find our office contact details here.