Soft Tissue Recovery Session
The soft tissue recovery session is perfect for any active adult or individual who feels like their body might need a little extra TLC. While soft tissue techniques may help to speed up recovery, reduce muscle soreness and decrease tension in the muscles, it is not a quick fix or the be all end all to managing all types of pain.
Soft tissue recovery works best in conjunction with addressing underlying impairments such as weakness, muscle imbalances and addressing movement patterns as a whole.
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In addition to soft tissue mobilizations/manipulations, stretching and soft tissue massage, below are some unique types of services offered in a soft tissue recovery session in more detail!
Cupping therapy involves using plastic or silicon cups on the skin to create a vacuum or suction effect which distracts or pulls the skin away from the body. The cups can also be glided across the skin to further help lift and separate the tissues.
The techniques used for cupping help to aid in decreased pressure within the tissues which helps to decrease pain both at rest and with movement and improve overall movement.
Worried about the aggressive dark circles covering your body?
It is simply not necessary to get that aggressive with the use of the cups to see optimal benefits or results. You should not be black/blue for several days or a week following use of the cups.
Instrument assisted soft tissue massage (IASTM) uses a stainless steel instrument with the use of appropriate pressure to create various changes in the tissue structures via different soft tissue techniques
Like many other modalities used in physical therapy the goal of cupping therapy and IASTM is to help open the door to allow for more essential active exercise and strengthening to occur. By loading the muscle afterwards it will lead to the best long-term results and help you get better faster.
Cupping and IASTM are one of the many tools in my tool box that I use as a physical therapist and is typically combined with STM
Dry needling is something that has been growing in the world of physical therapy and rehabilitation in the last few years to help treat pain and movement impairments.
The term “dry” indicates that there is no medication or injection inserted through the skin from the needles.
Dry needling is not the same as acupuncture but it uses the same exact needles. The difference is dry needling is a part of modern Western medicine and uses principles that are supported and backed by research.
Dry needling can be one technique that greatly assist in a larger treatment plan. It can be used to help manage pain, improve ROM, reduce muscle tension, and help to improve transmission of neural impulses to the muscles.
When this service is provided it opens the door to allow for more essential active exercise and strengthening to occur. By loading the muscle afterwards it will lead to the best long-term results and help you get better faster
Dry needling is one of the many tools I offer as a physical therapist. It is typically used in conjunction with soft tissue massage.