Soft Tissue Manual Therapy
Soft Tissue Manual Therapy encompasses a lot of different techniques like Massage, Ischemic Compression, Cupping, Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation, Pin & Stretch, Reciprocal Release, Post Isometric Relaxation and more. These techniques all address muscles, fascia, and the nervous system to promote a release of tension and easier, more fluid motion at each joint. These techniques don’t “break up adhesions” or “scar tissue”, but they essentially interrupt pain signals to the brain, and allow the brain to stop guarding the injured joints, muscles and fascial attachments. Much like manual stretching, these techniques open up a neurological window where less pain and better function are seen which makes the physical rehabilitation much more effective. These techniques feel great, and generally leave you feeling very relaxed and mobile. Just be sure that you follow these techniques up with rehabilitation to “hit save” on the improvements being made.
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