Massage & Soft Tissue Therapy

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    Massage & Soft Tissue Therapy

    Massage aims to nurture the four dimensions of your body that include physiological, psychological, neurological, and physical. All the effects of massage are closely interrelated. Muscle fibers contract and also have extensibility. The disruption in the flexibility extracts from the connective tissues that surround the muscle fibers and muscles. Hence, soft tissue therapy is an effective way to restore muscle flexibility and increase blood circulation in your body.

    Soft tissue therapy consists of several treatments, and massage is a fruitful part of this extensive spectrum. This therapy is mainly applicable for treating soft tissues that include ligament, skin, fascia, fibrous tissues, and blood vessels. The effects of the massage depend on the techniques and types and the depth of the process. All these have multiple benefits starting from the alleviation of musculoskeletal pain to boosting mental and physical wellness. 

    Possible Causes

    Muscle strains, sprains, and tendinitis are all a type of soft tissue injuries. You may encounter these injuries from daily work activities, sports, and physical exercise. So, two categories that fall under this issue include- Overuse injuries and Acute injuries.

    • Overuse injuries derive over time. When an athletic or other physical activity happens repeatedly, that area hardly gets time to heal between events. A few familiar examples of this injury are Bursitis and Tendinitis. 
    • Acute injuries take place by an uncertain trauma like a blow to the body or a fall. Strains, sprains, and contusions are some of the examples of this category. The body areas vulnerable to sprains are the knees, ankles, and wrists. If your foot twists inward or if you put too much pressure on the ligaments of your outer ankles, you’ll have sprained ankles. Any sudden twists can lead to sprained knees. A strain involves a complete or partial tear of the tendon and muscles. Especially sportspersons like basketball, hockey, and football players are at high risk of having this injury.

    Risk Factors

    There are no known risk factors associated with massage and soft tissue therapy.

    Signs and Symptoms

    The most common signs of soft tissues injuries are ligament and muscle aches. Though several other symptoms that need a proper diagnosis for quick recovery. Here are a few issues you should consider before they create more health complications.

    • Upper back pain and tension
    • Migraine headaches
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Neck pain and stiffness
    • Plantar fasciitis
    • Myofascial pain
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Lower back pain
    • Tennis and golfer’s elbow
    • Whiplash
    • Central fatigue & Adrenal fatigue
    • Post joint surgeries


    Mostly physical examinations are done before planning massage sessions for the patients. 

    Treatment Options at 7DMC

    Whether it’s an acute or overuse injury, if you are going through excessive pain, consulting a medical expert might help you to overcome this injury. Depending on the test results, we at 7dmc determine the source of the issue and recommend measures such as ice heat therapy, mild stretching, antibiotics, etc. From knee pain treatment to ligament tear issues, 7dmc offers ultimate solutions for reducing your soft tissue pains.

    Injuries might be harmful if that phenomenon is continuously happening. Increasing the intensity, duration, and frequency of the activities might lead to soft tissue injuries. A few convenient ways to cure your injuries are:

    • Use appropriate and comfortable equipment for performing any physical activities or athletics.
    • Maintain fitness programs for a balanced body. If you go for cardiovascular and other healthy exercises, it might keep your body flexible. You can control strains and sprains at home with regular workouts under the guidance of a physical trainer.
    • Stretch carefully for at least 10-20 seconds in between your workouts. Stretching helps to calm muscular spasms that occur during physical activity. 

    Frequently asked questions

    Massage can help with a wide range of injuries such as sprains, strain, and muscle tears. The trained physiotherapists and masseuses use various techniques, including stretches that help with tightness and loosen scar tissue. Massage can increase the healing rate and shorten the recovery time.

    The best treatment recommended for soft tissue injuries is compression, elevation, rest, and anti-inflammatory medicine. Ice can be used in the acute phase of injury, which helps to reduce swelling. Sometimes pain injections may be prescribed if the swelling or high-intensity pain persists.

    Massage must be avoided at the acute stages of injuries. Acute injuries can be a result of a collision accident, sports mishaps, falls, etc.