What is a Soft Tissue Therapist, and What Do They Treat?

Soft Tissue therapy is the therapeutic relief of pain, discomfort, tension, poor range of motion, and injured tissues through manual, hands-on therapy.


Soft Tissue Therapists, or STTs, are professionals who practice massage therapy. They are trained to evaluate your range of motion and feel your tissues to create a detailed and personalized assessment of the current condition of your soft tissue, including your muscles, connective tissues, tendons, ligaments, and joints. Through this assessment, Soft Tissue Therapists can determine the root of your problem and treat it to give you immediate relief. There are many different types of massage, so your massage therapy session may be very different from someone else's.




In addition to massage therapy, STTs also recommend remedial exercises to improve your condition by treating injury, pain, and physical disorders. Soft Tissue Therapists can complement other forms of physical therapy you may be involved in, including physiotherapy, chiropractic care, and acupuncture.  Through the use of customized exercises and massage, STTs can help shorten your recovery time and decrease the likelihood of future re-injury.


Soft Tissue Therapists focus on your problem areas to relieve tension and pain and can help restore normal movement to your joints by applying pressure with their hands. This pressure can range from gentle to intense, and various massage techniques can be used to achieve results.


What Ailments Can Soft Tissue Therapy Treat?


Soft Tissue therapy has many benefits and can improve a wide variety of health conditions, including:   

·         Anxiety

·         Arthritis

·         Asthma

·         Back pain

·         Bursitis

·         Cancer symptoms

·         Carpal tunnel syndrome

·         Chronic and acute pain

·         Chronic fatigue syndrome

·         Circulatory problems

·         Degenerative disc disease

·         Delayed onset muscle soreness

·         Depression

·         Dislocations

·         Edema

·         Emphysema

·         Fibromyalgia

·         Fractures

·         Frozen shoulder

·         Gastrointestinal disorders

·         Headaches

·         Herniated back (disc)

·         Iliotibial band syndrome (ITB)

·         Immune system disorders

·         Insomnia

·         Joint strains and sprains

·         Knee injuries

·         Kyphosis

·         Leg pain

·         Low back pain

·         Migraines

·         Whiplash

·         Multiple sclerosis

·         Muscle strains

·         Muscle tension and spasms

·         Myofascial pain

·         Neck pain

·         Nerve compression syndrome

·         Nerve entrapment syndrome

·         Osteoarthritis

·         Overuse injuries

·         Palliative care

·         Parkinson's disease

·         Patella femoral syndrome

·         Piriformis syndrome

·         Plantar fasciitis

·         Post-surgical rehabilitation

·         Postural deformities and dysfunctions

·         Pregnancy and labor support

·         Repetitive strain injuries

·         Sciatica

·         Scoliosis

·         Sports injuries

·         Sprains

·         Stiff joints

·         Strains

·         Stress and stress-related conditions

·         Stroke

·         Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

·         Tendinitis

·         Tension from office work

·         Thoracic outlet syndrome

·         Tight muscles​

Have your condition treated by Soft Tissue therapy by booking an appointment from the Myotherapy Clinic.


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