Therapeutic massage has been a top treatment for soft tissue injuries such as sprains and strains for many years. It is also an excellent method for managing and reducing scar tissue. Treating scarring and soft tissue injuries is important, since the slightest restriction in your soft tissue (fascia) can have significant ramifications on other areas of your body. Injuries and damage in the fascia not only affect your mobility, but also hinder your range of motion and weaken your muscles.
Scar tissue develops on soft tissue such as muscles, tendons, and skin after injury or surgery. Every wound results in scarring of some degree. Scar tissue causes tension in the soft tissue, restricting movement and sometimes causing pain.
While it is part of your body’s natural healing process, scarring is not permanent, and can be remodeled through therapeutic massage. Deep tissue massage therapy will help to reduce scarring and treat adhesions, which sometimes form between tissues around the original trauma site. Adhesions are also called hypertrophic scarring.
In general, therapeutic massage is an effective treatment to increase circulation and break down scar tissue, enhancing the healing process. The manual friction that is applied in a therapeutic massage session also helps to realign the collagen fibers of the scarring and surrounding soft tissue. This is important for effective and complete healing, so that your full range of motion and strength are restored.
At 5focus, we practice deep tissue therapeutic massage to help treat scarring and soft tissue injuries. In addition to the manual tissue manipulation by your massage therapist, our process incorporates breathing and mental exercises to fully engage in the therapy and achieve optimal results.
To learn more about our therapeutic massage techniques, or to book your massage, please contact us. We look forward to helping you heal and return to a good place of health and wellness.
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