Soft Tissue Release (STR)
Soft tissue release (STR) is a technique used to apply stretches to specific parts of a muscle rather than to the whole muscle. If there are areas of scar tissue, adhesions or extra tightness within an otherwise healthy muscle, or if dealing with clients who are hyper flexible, STR can be performed to reach those particular fibres or small areas not ordinarily released through more general stretches. STR is a very useful tool that can be utilized independently or incorporated within your massage treatments to make them more effective and the benefits longer lasting.
• The principle of STR and how to apply it to a muscle effectively and safely
• When to use STR, and when not to
• How to use STR over clothes
• How to use STR within a massage
• STR to major muscles (legs, arms, back, neck, chest, pelvic area)
• STR with client in prone, supine, side-lying and sitting positions.
You will be practising these stretches independently over clothes.
This will be a very practical day with plenty of opportunity to try out your new hands-on skills as well as experience the powerful benefits of STR stretches for yourself. Please wear comfortable loose clothing, and make sure you have NO NAILS, as we will be working deeply.
Suitable for therapists with basic A&P knowledge.
Thank you for a very interesting and inspiring day, I have incorporated some of the STR into my other techniques with amazing results. CH
Used STR a few times now and it is great rave reviews and screaming of delight from clients – very relieved clients. TG
Thanks again for a very useful and enjoyable day, I can’t wait to try out some of the stretches learnt. KK
I am going to give your email address to a friend as she wants to do a course on STR. I recommended you as you are extremely good at teaching it. AG
I was given your details by AG as being an excellent teacher of STR, and would very much like to do your course. JA
Wonderful workshop, thank you so much for giving your time to us. Everyone found you calm, really knowledgeable and the STR very useful. They loved doing the practice, thank you so much. KB
Thank you so much for the STR workshop, people loved it and also your calm and professional approach and hands on work. KB
Thank you for today. Everyone has texted and said what a great STR day it was and looking forward to the MET course. JA
Thank you for Sunday’s STR workshop – really enjoyed it & will be using my new techniques this week. Looking forward to the next one. JH