What is Soft Tissue Therapy?
Soft tissue therapy (STT) is recommended when the body undergoes trauma but no bones are broken. Typically, soft tissue injuries are sprains or strains. Even though there are no broken bones, it is still an injury and is painful.
In these cases, one might be tempted to give themselves tough love and just deal with the pain, thinking it will go away after a couple of days or weeks. But this is erroneous thinking! Leaving a soft tissue injury untreated can lead to more significant issues down the road.
Spinal and muscle manipulation helps injured joints regain range of motion, minimize spasms in the muscle, and break down scar tissue. Other techniques such as exercise rehabilitation therapy, therapeutic activities, and the combination of these treatments put patients on the fast track to getting back to a healthy, active lifestyle!
There’s a sea of reasons why our physicians recommend and encourage the use of Soft Tissue Therapy. Take a look at the top five benefits of STT!
5 Benefits of Soft Tissue Therapy
1. Decreased pain
A wide range of acute and chronic pains can be alleviated with STT. For example, tight muscles, trigger points, and joint restrictions can lead to pain. Soft tissue therapy can loosen tight muscles, target trigger points, and improve joint range of motion. Those suffering from migraine or headaches can also find relief.
2. Relaxed muscles
Even though the muscle tissue is worked on throughout STT, the end effect is relaxed muscles. Initially, some might experience muscle soreness due to inflammation from the stimulation. This soreness can be a sign of increased tension in a specific area. However, after a few sessions, your body will feel relaxed.
3. Increased range of motion
Tight muscles lead to reduced flexibility, tension, and poor posture. STT releases this muscle tension while stretching the fibers, which improves your range of motion. A bonus is the relaxed feeling after receiving STT.
4. Improved circulation
When your body undergoes stress, the circulatory system is negatively impacted. Good blood circulation is vital in your body’s healing process against micro-injuries and tears. So, STT works in increasing blood circulation throughout the body. In addition, massage therapy benefits from boosting lymphatic circulation that carries away toxins.
5. Improved sleep
Manipulating tissue and muscle activate the endocrine system, which triggers the release of endorphins. Coupled with the release of tension and pain, this can encourage a peaceful night’s rest. Getting sufficient sleep is essential when recovering from an injury and has been proven to fast-track the healing process.
Soft Tissue Therapy in The North Texas Area
Soft Tissue Therapy has already helped many of our patients to recover from injuries and chronic pains. Are you ready to experience this same relief?
If so, our team will work with you to create a personalized treatment plan to fit your body and achieve the results your body has been craving. So contact us today to see if you can benefit from Soft Tissue Therapy.