Soft Tissue Therapy
Manual or instrument-assisted Soft Tissue Therapy may be utilized into the treatment program if necessary.
Adhesion Breakers are tools that can be used to break up scar tissue and adhesions in muscles which increases flexibility and decreases muscular pain. The tools can be used both on large and small surfaces. They feel smooth and comfortable on the skin and are used with massage cream so little friction is generated for the maximum therapeutic effect.
Another technique that we use is Cupping, which comes from ancient Chinese medicine. Cupping involves placing small cups onto the skin where muscles are sore. The cups are then suctioned onto the skin by the vacuum created by a heat source placed inside of the glass cup. Once adhered to the skin, the cups can move or glide across the skin to relieve areas of pain, tightness, soreness and adhesions. Cupping works by drawing the skin and superficial layers of tissue up into the cup which separates the layers and breaks apart painful adhesions. This technique also improves blood flow and releases toxins, therefore, it is important to drink lots of water before and after any soft tissue work.