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Hands to Heal Massage Therapy - Soft Tissue Release

Hands to Heal Massage Therapy/Soft Tissue ReleaseThis type of therapy focuses on increasing recovery rates of muscular injuries, fixing muscular imbalances, and relieving chronic pain. Soft tissue release is a popular form of therapy among athletes as it is a quick and effective way of achieving strength and flexibility after muscular injuries.

Soft tissue massage involves direct physical action on the muscle and other soft tissues of your body. Soft tissue massage targets your muscles, tendons, ligaments, or other connective tissue such as fascia. Massage is the best known example of a soft tissue technique. Soft tissue massages include a whole range of massage depths, pressures and duration's.

A Soft Tissue Massage aims to alleviate aches, pains and injuries that are attributed to your body’s soft tissues. Soft Tissue Massage Benefits A Soft Tissue Massage is a specific type of massage which aids in relaxing muscles, increases blood circulation and lymph flow, improves the healing time of strained ligaments and muscular tissue, reduces the inflammation of joints and heart rate, improves range of motion and joint flexibility, increases endorphins, strengthens the immune system, decreases spasms, improves oxygen flow and helps to relieve muscle tension. It also has a wide variety of mental benefits, including the ability to induce a very relaxed state of mind.

Even though it may sound painful, soft tissue release does not put the body through any more pain than it is already experiencing. However, the patient does not just lie still either as you would during a relaxation massage. It is expected for the patient to maintain an active role throughout the therapy session. This is required for the special movements and stretches to be effective. 

Getting a good massage has been shown to do the following things: Release adhesion's, improving range of motion Decrease blood pressure Increase the production of hemoglobin Dilate coronary arteries Enhance athletic performance Ease stiffness and pain in arthritis sufferers Enhance efficiency and problem-solving ability by improving brain alpha-beta wave correspondence Protect memory by lowering the stress hormones that attack the hippocampus Ease discomforts associated with pregnancy, premenstrual tension and menopause Reduce symptoms associated with fibromyalgia.

Common Soft Tissue Massage Techniques There are several different massage techniques including: Trigger Points A trigger point massage provides relief from chronic muscle pain. It targets the muscles and promotes flexibility of the body’s connective tissue.