Georgina Messages - Soft Tissue therapist at The Boxgrove Clinic
Soft Tissue Therapy

An Introduction to Soft Tissue Therapy by Georgina Message

Hi everyone, gosh we miss you all! Its great to have this platform to allow us to chat to you and to talk about everything anatomical that we love!

For those of you who haven’t been treated by me, my name is Georgina. I am a soft tissue therapist, and a water sport fanatic. It was actually water sports that brought me into this wonderful profession and led me to studying all things soft tissue.

For those of you who are not sure what ‘soft tissue’ is, you are not alone so let me explain. The soft tissues are everything in your body that is not bone. This includes fat, blood vessels, nerves, muscle and fascia. Soft tissues surround, support and connect organs and other tissues in the body.

Soft tissue therapy is the management, manipulation and rehabilitation of these soft tissues. As therapists, we primarily work on ironing out any adhesions in the muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia which may be causing pain.

From a personal point of view, I have always turned to soft tissue therapy as a treatment to keep me running to the top of that hill, or to enable me to go out windsurfing in 35knots. Therefore, as a therapist, I am always looking for the next tool or the latest scientific research to enhance my skills.

Enter Myofascial Cupping and Dry Needling. These two therapies have widened my soft tissue treatments in a way that I never thought possible. Both are extremely effective in reducing pain associated with muscular tension, and improving range of movement. I studied them after being blown away by their effects on old injuries and aches and pains that I could not shift. They can be used as a stand alone treatment or combined with soft tissue techniques.



The Boxgrove Clinic

Based just outside of Chichester, The Boxgrove Clinic is a physiotherapy led clinic that brings together a team of expert therapists that collaborate to provide you with a joined up treatment plan. They tailor comprehensive and effective treatment and exercise programmes for you to achieve your goals, whether that be to relieve your pain, improve your mobility, or to recover from an injury or a recent surgery.