What is Soft Tissue Massage?

Category: Physical Therapy

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Generic name: Physical Therapy

Soft-tissue massage is a generic term for any modality that is used to treat the soft tissues in the body, including muscle, fascia, and scar tissue. Common modalities used include Swedish, myofascial release, deep-tissue massage, trigger-point therapy, connective tissue massage.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Degenerative disc disease 6 2
Fibromyalgia 4 7
Myofascial pain syndrome 4 0
Osteoarthritis 4 7
Migraine headaches 2 0
Stiffness/spasticity 2 2

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 5
Moderate 2
Mild 4
None 3

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Soft Tissue Massage

Side effect Patients
Increased pain 1
Muscle stiffness 1
Pain 1
Pain in lower back 1
Pain in neck radiating into my shoulder 1
Sore muscles right after treatment 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently going to Soft Tissue Massage

Dosage Patients
15 min monthly 1
40 min weekly 1
weekly 1

Why patients stopped taking Soft Tissue Massage

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 4
Expense 2
Side effects too severe 2
Course of treatment ended 1
Personal research 1
See all 7 patients who've stopped going to Soft Tissue Massage

Duration

Currently going to Soft Tissue Massage

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped going to Soft Tissue Massage

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 3
1 - 6 months 1
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 13
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 3
Somewhat hard to take 3
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 5
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 4
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 3
< $25 5
Not specified 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Soft Tissue Massage.