Benefits of Soft Tissue Massage

Massage therapy has been around for thousands of years and can be traced back to the origins of medicine in ancient societies including China, Egypt, and Greece. 

In modern times, you might indulge in a massage from time to time as a form of self-care and pampering, but therapeutic massage therapies also play an important role in everything from pain management to physical therapy programs. 

At New Hampshire Regenerative Center, our team of rehabilitative specialists offers therapeutic massage and other integrative treatments for pain and soft tissue injuries at our practice in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Who can benefit from a soft tissue massage?

The simple answer is that everyone can benefit from soft tissue massage. The therapeutic benefits range from helping to improve your sleep, which in turn affects your mental, emotional, and physical well-being, to helping you to heal from an injury or manage chronic pain. 

Also known as soft tissue mobilization therapy, the goal of soft tissue massage is to relax and release tension from muscles in order to improve circulation, improve flexibility and range of motion, and relieve pain, among other things. 

What is soft tissue?

Soft tissue is a general term that includes your muscles, ligaments, tendons, fascia, cartilage, and blood vessels. The most common types of soft tissue injuries include:

Your whole body is supported by soft tissue, so a soft tissue massage can help to treat issues with your neck, shoulders, back, arms and legs, joints, and just about anywhere else in the body. 

Sports or trauma from a fall or accident are some of the most common causes of soft tissue injuries like a muscle strain or tear, but you can also develop pain and inflammation by performing repetitive motions at your job and due to factors like smoking or a sedentary lifestyle. 

Even if you’re not running marathons or doing CrossFit every weekend, you can still be vulnerable to soft tissue injuries. Without adequate exercise, muscles weaken over time and can make you more prone to pain and injuries, especially as you get older. 

Massage can help prevent injuries

Soft tissue manipulation can help to strengthen and elongate muscles so that they properly support your body while you’re moving and at rest, and it can help you both recover from and prevent injuries in the process.

For more information about the benefits of soft tissue massage therapy and pain management treatments available at New Hampshire Regenerative Center, call us today to schedule an appointment with one of our practitioners, or you may request an appointment online.

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