Elite Soft Tissue Therapy

What is Soft Tissue Therapy

Soft tissue therapy is made of different techniques that all work to realign, strengthen, relax or switch on fibres in the muscle that is being targeted. This also has an effect on the fascia that entwines every fibre in our being and is the connection for mobility, nutrition and glide in the moving muscles.


This is a pain free, non invasive stretching technique to help mobilise tissue using contractions.


This is a stretching and deep friction technique working from the point of insertion to relieve congestion in the fibres. This releases built up tension along the muscle length, it can also be used transversely. This is especially good for hyper mobile clients, or clients with weaker joints.


Uses localized pressure to release trigger points in the body. Trigger points can be caused through chronic injury, or long term postural problems. Applying pressure to these points can cause a dull ache or sometimes a sharp pain, as they generally have built up over time, but once released allow rehabilitation of the tissues and prevent the problem reoccurring

Dry needling

Can be used as a tool to help with trigger points. Fine needles are inserted into the muscle belly directly into the trigger point. Generally this is less painful than acupressure, and in combination with massage has a very high success rate. 


Fine needles are inserted just under the skin and along lines of known tension or meridian lines. This has a pain relieving effect that builds following the treatment. This is a great treatment for acute injuries as the needles can have an affect further away from the injury site along these meridians. Although classed as an invasive treatment as the skin is punctured, it is actually a very calming treatment where you relax after the needles have been inserted for up to 30 minutes

Oncology Massage

Massage is an extremely useful tool in treating clients in any oncology phase, from diagnosis to surgery. Targeting the nervous systems, soft massage can be used as a calming effect on the body and mind, and sometimes a form of pain relief which is useful when traditional pain relief isn't an option due to conflicting drugs. It is always recommended you speak with your oncologist for confirmation of massage as every situation differs, and collaboration of all aspects of your care should be encouraged.

One hour treatments are recommended but can be shortened if necessary, and a consultation will occur at the start of every treatment in the form of an informal discussion to see how treatments are progressing and what work is needed at an appointment to appointment basis, as medical advice may change.