Soft Tissue Release is a form of Neuromuscular Therapy for correcting muscular imbalances, accelerating the healing of muscular injuries and quickly eliminating chronic pain. It was pioneered by Stuart Taws in the early 90’s and was the most effective and powerful answer to sports injuries. Since then it has been recognized as an effective way of treating a whole host of soft tissue disorders.
Of all soft tissue modalities this approach is probably the quickest and it is extremely effective for persons wanting to return to function as quick as possible. It involves applying pressure to a muscle at the same time that the muscle is being stretched. This coordinated movement has a correcting effect on muscular imbalances, including injured areas where scar tissue has formed. The rhythmic pressure through a stretch routine of the technique appeals to the language of your nervous system, enlisting it in re-programming your muscles.
What to Expect– Expect to move around more than you would in a relaxation massage therapy session. The special stretches and movements are part of what makes this technique so effective. Just bring some type of athletic wear to change into. Men can wear shorts. Women can wear shorts and some kind of top, like a sports bra. (Lycra is a good all-around choice for this type of treatment since it’s not bulky and stretches well.)
Conditions Treated by Soft Tissue release
Sports injuries including:
Hamstring, quad, or IT band strain
Adductor or groin injury
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome or other Repetitive Strain Injuries including:
Tendonitis / Tendinitis or Tenosynovitis
Rotator cuff injury
Frozen shoulder problems
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome