Soft Tissue Therapy Treatment

At NA Soft Tissue Therapy we use a combination of these effective Soft Tissue Techniques to relieve pain and increase your range of movement:

Massage

Reduces muscle tension, pain and discomfort

Encourages relaxation and reduces stress levels to enhance wellbeing

Restores mobility to tight muscles

Improves recovery after exercise and helps maintain healthy muscle tissue

Increases blood circulation

Improves lymph flow which can reduce swelling

Muscle Energy Techniques:

An advanced technique which reduces tension in a muscle, restoring its normal length and improving joint mobility.

At NA Soft Tissue Therapy we first test the range of joint movement to understand which muscles are causing restrictions. We then treat them accordingly. This technique involves the client contracting a specific muscle in a precise direction against a controlled force applied by the therapist.

The benefits of muscle energy techniques include restoring ‘normal’ tone to a tight muscle, strengthening weak muscles, increasing joint mobility, boosting local circulation and improving musculoskeletal function.

In order to maintain the improvement in muscle length, we will advise specific stretching exercises for the client to perform at home.

Soft tissue release:

An advanced stretching technique which restores elasticity to a muscle by releasing areas of scar tissue and adhesions.

Pressure is applied to a specific area of the muscle, which is then moved to achieve a stretch. This technique enables an isolated area of muscle fibres to be targeted and elongated. Due to its precision, the technique is able to release restricted muscle tissue that a conventional stretch would not
necessarily reach.

Soft Tissue Release can be used to relieve the pain and discomfort associated with muscle tension. It also targets muscular imbalances, restricted joint movement and posture and balance issues.

Neuromuscular techniques:

An advanced technique which releases muscle tension by resetting the neuromuscular system.
Muscles can often become excessively toned or tight due to injury. When a muscle is injured or stressed, it will be painful to stretch and lengthen. In response to the pain, the central nervous system sends a signal to the muscle to increase its contraction and shorten the fibres. This alleviates the discomfort but soon becomes recognised by the neuromuscular system as the ‘normal’ tone for the muscle. Hence the muscle becomes and remains hypertonic.

The muscle tone is under the control of the nervous system and in order to provide relief for the problem, the nervous system has to be affected. At NA Soft Tissue Therapy we skillfully apply deep pressure to an affected area whilst encouraging the client to fully relax. The reflex pathways of the
muscle are reset back to their normal level of tone because the client overcomes their natural neuromuscular reflex to contract the muscle. The body then accepts the new level of tone as ‘normal’.

Whilst the technique will provide relief from muscle pain, NA Soft Tissue Therapy aims also to understand the factors which caused the issue in the first place.

Myofascial release:

A gentle technique which releases tension in fascia.
Fascia is a layer of strong, elastic tissue which lies beneath the skin. Like a body stocking, it envelops every muscle, bone and organ in our bodies. Any restrictions can influence greatly the way we move.

NA Soft Tissue Therapy aims to treat these restrictions and release the adhesions in tissues which may be contributing to pain and dysfunction.

Rehabilitation

After any injury, rehabilitation is an important part of your treatment plan to help you return to normal daily activities.

At NA Soft tissue Therapy we offer advice and exercises to enhance your body’s healing process and help you increase strength, control and wellbeing.

Every body is different and that’s why we tailor our advice and exercises to your needs, making your rehabilitation functional, and meaningful to you.