What is SOFT TISSUE THERAPY (STT)?

Soft Tissue Therapy (STT) is the assessment, treatment and management of soft tissue injury, pain and dysfunction throughout the body. “Soft tissue” refers to the muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia in the body – everything except bones and organs!

More than just sports massage, this type of therapy aims to treat all minor and chronic injuries whether as a result of sports training/competition or due to lifestyle factors, such as desk work and jobs involving repetitive movements.

STT uses a variety of techniques to provide pain relief, including:

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  • Deep Tissue Massage

  • Trigger Point Therapy

  • Soft Tissue Release (STR)

  • Transverse Friction Massage

  • Stretching (MET/PNF)

  • Myofascial Release

  • Rehabilitation Exercises

  • Kinesiology Taping

How can STT Help me?

Perhaps more importantly, my aim is to not just give short terms pain relief, but also to identify the underlying causes of pain and/or injury and treat them to re-balance the body. As a result, clients can benefit from long-term improvements in movement, function and efficiency of the body.

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STT can help:

  • Relieve aches and pains

  • Aid healing process for minor soft tissue injuries

  • Speed up body’s natural recovery process 

  • Reduce muscle tension 

  • Improve general well-being

  • Reduce stress and anxiety 

  • Increase flexibility and range of movement (ROM)

  • Improve muscle and skin tone

  • Improve circulation

  • Increase relaxation 

  • Increase understanding of your body

  • Help prevent injury 

What can be treated?

STT can be an effective treatment for the following:

  • Shoulder and neck pain

  • Lower back pain

  • Posture related issues

  • Strains/Sprains

  • Stress related tension

  • Headaches

  • Chronic pain/over use injuries

  • Frozen shoulder

  • Tennis/Golfer’s elbow

  • Knee pain

  • ITB syndrome

  • Piriformis syndrome

  • Shin splints

  • Plantar fasciitis

STT can also be very useful for alleviating secondary symptoms of certain medical conditions, for example:

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Disc herniations (“slipped disc”)

  • Arthritis

    GP consent will be required in some cases, however you will be informed if this is necessary during your initial consultation. Alternatively, please contact me for advice prior to booking an appointment.

What will happen at my initial appointment?

Initial appointments last approximately one hour and will include:

  • Consultation/medical/injury history

  • Postural Analysis

  • Joint Assessment (if necessary)

  • Treatment

  • After Care Advice

For more information or queries, please do not hesitate to contact me.

 
I cannot recommend Olivia enough. I came to her with a frozen shoulder which Olivia was able to resolve through a combination of massage and exercises. I have completely recovered and I have returned to my normal exercise regime.

— Client at Hargreaves Lansdown