SOFT TISSUE RELEASE
Soft Tissue Release (STR) is a highly effective technique that has immediate and powerful impact on muscle and connective tissue.
A combination of myofascial release, therapeutic massage, and active assisted stretching, STR involves applying precise pressure during a specific stretch performed in multiple planes of movement. The goal is to appeal to the autonomic nervous system in a way that leads to spontaneous release of the injured muscle, thus regaining the original resting length of that muscle.
At Thrive to Wellness a certified STR therapist will combine STR with general strength and conditioning to help you find your movement potential, whether you are returning from injury and looking to restore daily function, or improving athletic performance.
The result: fast and permanent reorganization of scar tissue, the targeted muscle(s) return to the proper resting length, muscle imbalances are corrected, associated pain is decreased or eliminated, and muscle performance is improved. Results are often obtained quickly and permanently.
These techniques can be applied to soft tissue injuries in both acute and chronic situations.
Benefits of STR
STR can be incorporated into massage, therapist-assisted stretching or other manual therapy techniques.
These are simple to administer and can be performed in many settings, both in clinic and at an event.
It is very effective for acute pain and chronic pain. Clients injured in sports, at work, or with injuries incurred over time, can all benefit from STR.