What is Soft Tissue Mobilization?

Soft tissue mobilization is the term used by physical therapist (perhaps by other professionals as well) to describe manual therapy techniques that are focused on skin, muscle, ligaments, and/or fascia for the purposes of pain alleviation, myofascial trigger point release, soft tissue mobility (hence the name), scar tissue or adhesion management, range of motion improvement, muscle recruitment/facilitation, among other indications.

Soft tissue mobilization is not massage, as “massage” is only performed by massage therapists.


For more information on soft tissue mobilization, please contact me at ignitewellbeing.naperville@gmail.com