Soft tissue mobilization therapy is a type of manual therapy that involves stretching and massaging soft tissues like muscles, ligaments, tendons, and fascia. It’s sometimes referred to as “manual lymphatic drainage.” It’s believed that stretches can help relax tight muscles and scar tissue, reduce muscle spasms, extend fascial tissues (such as tendons), and improve blood circulation in your body.

Strains and sprains are common soft tissue ailments. Soft tissues surround and support your organs and skeletal system. They are:

  • skin
  • fat
  • muscles
  • nerves
  • tendons
  • ligaments
  • cartilage
  • fascia
  • synovial membranes
  • blood vessels