About Soft Tissue Therapy
“Soft tissue therapy (STT) is the assessment, treatment and management of soft tissue injury, pain and dysfunction primarily of the neuromusculoskeletal system.”
Institute of Sports and Remedial Massage
Hanna trained with the Massage Training School on a 13 month long course graduating in 2013 with BTEC Level 5 qualification in Sports and Remedial Massage.
This course is accredited by the Institute of Sports and Remedial Massage (ISRM) fo which she is a member.
The qualification required not only over 100 hours of practical massage treatments with Clients but also an extensive theoretical knowledge of Anatomy and Physiology.
She also has taken further courses in Rocktape kinesiology taping.
Soft Tissue Therapy
Soft Tissue Therapy uses a number of different techniques as a remedy for pain, injuries or dysfunctions within the muscles and soft tissue. To do this it is not possible to just isolate an injured area but the whole body needs to be looked at as a whole.
Looking at the body in a static upright position will provide information on the body's alignment but human beings are active beings so to fully understand what is causing pain, dysfunction or injury then the body also needs to be looked at in motion.
During a treatment not only is posture and alignment assessed but so is range of movement of the joints, muscle length tests and connective tissue and fascial restrictions.
During a treatment Hanna takes a full postural analysis looking at how the client stands and walks, she then goes on to assess the appropriate joints and muscles and how they move or if they are restricted. Based on this in depth analysis Hanna then gives a full treatment tailored specifically to the client based on these findings.
At the end of the session Hanna will also give some remedial advice and exercises for the client to continue at home, this will help to make the changes achieved during the treatment more permanent within the client's body. She might also use kinesiology tape as part of the treatment or home care as required.
Her treatments take a holistic approach looking at the body as a whole to address the causes of an injury not looking merely at the injured area itself.
Benefits of Sports and Remedial Massage
Pain reduction and relief
Relaxes the body and mind
Promotes muscle relaxation and relieves muscle tension
Breaks down scar tissue
Other techniques used within a treatment include
Soft tissue release (STR)
Muscle energy techniques (MET)
Neuromuscular techniques (NMT)