What is Soft Tissue Therapy / Sports Massage?
Sports massage (otherwise referred to as soft tissue therapy) is the manipulation of your soft tissues; muscles, tendons, ligaments, and connective tissues. Various techniques and parameters are used to achieve the following benefits: 

 
  • ​       Increased lymphatic and blood circulation
  • Enhanced tissue permeability
  • Injury prevention
  • Effective tissue restoration stimulator following injury
  • Scar tissue realignment
  • Improved range of motion, flexibility, mobilty and posture
  • Reduced muscular pain, discomfort and tension
  • Mental/muscular relaxation or stimulation
  • Enhanced concentration, alertness and empowerment
  • Stress reduction
  • Effective supplementation when preparing or recovering
  • from physical activity


Although a large proportion of my client base are sporting individuals, it is evident that there is an ever-growing need for soft tissue therapy in the workplace. Research from The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy has estimated that U.K Businesses lose around £7.4 Billion a year to Musculoskeletal Disorders. More recently I have been working with Oxfordshire County Council, delivering Massage & Mobility Workshops to their office-based employees, in order to maximise staff productivity and decrease absenteeism/healthcare costs. As well as achieving the above benefits, sports massage can help alleviate  some of the following office-related problems:


  •          Strained neck and shoulders from leaning into screens or cradling phones to ears
  •          Stiffened joints/poor posture from tightened hip flexors and lack of mobility
  •          Back and hip pain as a result of glute weakening/poor posture
  •          Foggy brain and lack of focus as a result of poor oxygen supply
  •          Stress, anxiety and mental tension