Soft tissue therapy is designed to help people who have sustained injury to their muscles, tendons, ligaments, and other soft tissues.
Injuries that respond well to soft tissue therapy include whiplash; repetitive use syndromes, like carpal tunnel syndrome; low-back pain, tendinitis, ankle sprains, and pulled muscles. In some cases, treatment is covered by insurance.
Soft tissue therapy is generally focused on the problem area, as opposed to working on the entire body. Depending on the injury, we may try to schedule two or three appointments per week, which may last anywhere from 15 to 60 minutes.
Like the injury care component of sports massage, soft tissue therapy may also include therapeutic stretching and exercise, in addition to the specific massage techniques we use.