Soft Tissue Therapy

Soft Tissue Therapy is a person-centred approach to the assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of minor and chronic muscular-skeletal injuries and pain.

Soft Tissue Therapy successfully treats a broad range of conditions, helping to reduce pain and discomfort, restore normal movement and function and make you more resilient to the demands of daily life.

Sports Massage

Sports Massage can benefit everyone, sporty or not. Whether addressing muscle imbalance and areas of tightness, helping to restore range of movement, reducing pain or for relaxation, Sports Massage is an effective and proven treatment.

Injury Rehabilitation

Soft Tissue Therapy is a highly effective tool following injury. A ‘hands-on’ approach to rehabilitation, which is now rarely available via conventional channels, can be used early on and throughout the healing process. It is vital to couple ‘hands-on’ treatment with a carefully planned and progressive rehabilitation program to enable optimal recovery, restoring range of movement, muscle tone and function.

What is soft tissue therapy?

Soft tissue therapy is more than just sports massage. It involves assessment, treatment, management and maintenance of soft tissue dysfunction and injury. Pain and dysfunction may be caused by many factors including lifestyle, workplace and sports. Soft tissue therapy looks to treat the muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments and joints. This is by manipulation of the soft tissue involving massage and other advanced techniques. It addresses the underlying causes of injury and dysfunction through treatment and rehabilitative prescribed exercises.

Soft tissue therapy works to:

  • Relieve pain.

  • Break down scar tissue from a previous injury.

  • Improve posture.

  • Improve flexibility and range of movement.

  • Assist injury prevention through early detection.

  • Identify the root cause of discomfort.

  • Aid recovery.

  • Optimise performance.

  • Optimise functional movement patterns.

Below are some of the many methods and techniques that may be used as part of a treatment plan.

Sports Massage

    • Before sporting events to optimise performance

    • After sporting events to aid recovery

    • During training to maintain condition and optimise training effect

Neuromuscular Techniques

    • Sometimes our brain can hold muscles in a constant state of contraction, causing subsequent issues and discomfort. This technique works to break that cycle and return tissue to a normal balanced state.


Muscle Energy Techniques​

    • Used to rebalance and lengthen muscle structures in a safe and comfortable way​

Positional Release

    • Sometimes muscles go into a state of spasm following an unexpected movement or reaction​. This technique acts to relax the specific area, restore blood flow and normalise the muscle - state thus relieving pain and discomfort

Soft Tissue Release

    • A method used to stretch specific areas of a muscle. Muscles are not in a constant condition through their whole length - some parts are soft, other parts tight, while a section may be damaged with a strain. This technique can isolate different areas of the same muscle for treatment

Friction Massage​

    • Works in a small area across muscle fibres to release muscle adhesions to normalise muscle condition​

Myofascial Release

    • All our muscles are 'wrapped' in a continuous connective tissue know​n as fascia - from head to toe. Often our fascia will be tight in places, loose/normal in others and create discomfort in places distant from the point of pain. This technique acts to identify and rectify the source of discomfort.​​


Deep Tissue Massage​

    • Often applied as part of sports massage but​ can be used anytime. The therapist will work slowly and gradually to reach the deep fibres of a muscle. Will relieve tension, promote blood flow and restore muscle condition. Completely relaxing!