Soft Tissue Release (STR)
How it works
Soft Tissue Release (STR) is a technique used by massage and manual therapists to restore normal flexibility to a muscle. It is particularly useful when a muscle becomes very tense and shortened.
Soft Tissue Release uses precise pressure combined with active or passive stretching. This effectively shortens the usable length of muscle. Then the therapist will stretch the muscle, or instruct you to move to actively stretch the muscle.