The benefits of a clinical soft tissue massage go far beyond the relaxing effects of a normal massage. Ms Claire Bergadaa, Osteopath, uses specific massage techniques combined with detailed anatomical knowledge to provide a wide range of therapeutic benefits.
Most of the restriction in muscles derives from the connective tissue that surrounds the muscle and its muscle fibres. Massage techniques, such as kneeding and petrissage, loosen the skin and the underlying connective tissues. Increased localised blood circulation will assist in healing injured tissues but also restore flexibility.