Soft Tissue Release: A Practical Guide for Therapists was originally written in 1998 by Mary Sanderson as the first book on soft tissue release. It has since gone on to sell many 1000s of copies, and has been instrumental in making soft tissue release a vital tool in the therapist’s range of techniques that can be offered to clients. Whether for sporting competition, work or generally for the maintenance of posture, everyone needs muscles that are not only strong, but also supple and in balance. Regular manipulation of the soft tissues has an essential role to play, and soft tissue release (STR) will transform any treatment, allowing specific problems to be rapidly and effectively addressed. The book has been updated and is published in colour for the first time, including new photography and drawings to illustrate the theory and techniques involved.
Whether for sporting competition, work or generally for the maintenance of posture, everyone needs muscles that are not only strong, but also supple and in balance. Soft tissue release is a dynamic, participative and versatile massage technique, and in this book, the author outlines the techniques that she has found to be successful in her experience over the past twenty one years. STR is not intended to exclude traditional massage techniques. Experience in massage therapy is the foundation of good practice in STR; involving movement and the active co-operation of the subject is a positive step forward for the skilled therapist.
Introduction to Soft Tissue Release; Soft Tissue Dysfunction; Massage and STR; Assessing the Soft Tissues; STR the Technique; Administering STR; Factors to Consider; Aids to Application of STR; Lower Limb; Trunk and Neck; Upper Limb; Pre- and Post-Event Treatment; Self-Treatment; Anatomical Movements; Common Postural Deficiencies, Bibliography
About the Author:
Mary Sanderson, B.A. Sports Studies, LSSM (Dip.) Sports Massage, Certificate in Neuromuscular Re-education (NMR) runs her own private practice in Hastings. She is a senior tutor for the London School of Sports Massage (LSSM) and the Northern Institute of Massage, as well as lecturing to chiropractors and chartered physiotherapists on their CPD programmes.