Soft tissue Mobilization (STM) encompasses a variety of manual (applied by hand) therapies to help boost the immune system, relieve chronic muscle and joint pain, reduce stress, and fight depression. STM also promotes good blood circulation. STM detoxifies the body by moving waste through the lymphatic system. Finally, STM improves muscle tone and promotes healing.
Types of STM:
1. Trigger Point
2. Cross-Friction or Trans-verse
3. Active Assisted
4. Stretch and Release
5. Compression and Manual traction combined
For preventative health:
Consistent manual massage at least once per month has a host of preventative benefits. To prevent the body and mind from disease, we must take a comprehensive approach that includes nutrition, massage therapy, exercise and overall chiropractic care. In keeping with this mentality and regimen, you will have a significantly higher chance of relieving stress and minimizing pain and injury. In addition, the ability for you to fend off disease will be increased as your body will be in top form!
STM treats specific illnesses and afflictions, such as injuries caused from work, recreational activities, and other activities. Post surgery. STM reduces healing time. In addition to the well-known treatments, STM relieves arthritis symptoms, fibromyalgia, migraines, insomnia and jaw problems such as temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction.