What is soft tissue mobilisation?
Soft tissue mobilisation is a general term used to describe different forms of massage therapy. Your physiotherapist will use manual techniques to affect muscles and other soft tissues. Soft tissue mobilisation is used to relax muscles, promote healing and breakdown scar tissue.
How does soft tissue mobilisation help?
Soft tissue mobilisation works by mobilising muscles and therefore breaking up scar tissue. The mobilisations also help to remove waste products from the damaged area which increases the speed of the healing process. Soft tissue mobilisation also helps to release the tension in the muscle which increases flexibility and range of movement.
Who benefits from soft tissue mobilisation?
Soft tissue mobilisation can help to treat many conditions such as:
- Muscle injury
- Muscle spasm
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Scar tissue