Our bodies have a remarkable ability to heal themselves. After an injury, soft tissues will undergo a natural healing process. Soft tissue repair is when the body replaces destroyed tissues with living tissue in the body. The process of soft tissue repair consists of regeneration and repair. The repair part of soft tissue healing is tremendously important and sensitive. It would be best if you took the correct measures to heal correctly.
Soft tissue injuries or trauma happen when we overuse our muscles, tendons, or ligaments. They can occur due to a sudden, unexpected awkward movement or an accident. For example, if you’ve ever rolled or sprained your ankle, then you’ve experienced a soft tissue injury.
Soft tissue damage also happens as a result of overuse and overly fatigued muscles or tendons. An example of this type of tissue damage is going for a run while your muscles are already tired. You could potentially cause trauma or strain. Soft tissue injuries don’t just happen to athletes but can happen to anyone.
The repair process is crucial because future injuries will depend on how the soft tissue recovered from previous wounds. The timeline for healing will vary from person to person, depending on how severe the damage is, age, and overall health. Physiotherapy and other forms of therapy can help facilitate healing. When the correct forms of treatment are executed during the healing process, there is a less substantial risk of future re-injury and chronic pain.
If you’ve ever had an injury, you may have heard of the RICE method. Rice stands for rest, ice, compression, and elevation. With acute and soft tissue injuries, RICE can be very effective.
Here at Enhanced Wellness, we offer therapeutic services similar to the RICE method. However, our services and expertise can be more effective in your soft tissue healing process than trying to do it alone.
Here’s what we offer for your soft tissue repair service:
Red Light Therapy
Red light therapy is proven to help skin, muscle tissue, and other body parts heal. By exposing you to low levels of infrared light, your body’s cells soak them up.
The cells’ powerhouses, or mitochondria, soak up infrared light and make more energy. As a result, infrared light can help cells regenerate and repair themselves, even become healthier.
Red light therapy will help accelerate your skin and muscle tissue healing process.
Like our red light therapy service, our infrared sauna service can have remarkable results in muscle healing. The current research supports the belief that infrared light can speed up tissue growth and regeneration. Our cell mitochondria’s ability to accept infrared light and encourage tissue growth speeds up soft tissue repair.
The deep heat from an infrared sauna session helps the outermost blood vessels expand, relieving muscle and soft tissue injuries. Better blood circulation will help your body eliminate metabolic waste. In addition, with increased circulation, you get more oxygen-rich blood delivered to your muscles, so they recover faster.
Ice packs and heating pads are familiar rehab tools for recovery that we’ve probably all used at some point in our lives. But have you ever heard of therapeutic contrasting? Contrast therapy is rapidly alternating between hot and cold on a localized area or the entire body. Athletes may be familiar with it, as it’s a common practice between games or events to help speed up recovery. With contrast therapy, athletes can jump back into the game in tip-top shape.
The body’s tissues adapt to the sudden temperature changes, resulting in higher metabolic activity and better circulation. So contrast therapy is like a workout for soft tissue. Through contrast therapy, our soft tissues benefit from sensation and stimulation without the stress from a workout. Contrast therapy can also help:
- Decrease pain
- Help reduce swelling
- Remedy inflammation
- Improve mobility
Cryotherapy can help reduce swelling and encourage the body’s natural anti-inflammatory functions. Consider it as an ice pack on steroids for your entire body. It also works more effectively than an ice pack, at a controlled rate, without numbness or discomfort that direct ice to skin contact can create.
Cryotherapy is a valuable treatment for the following conditions:
- Minor soft tissue injuries
- Myofascial trigger points
- Acute swelling and inflammation
- Post-operative healing
- Sports injuries
- Post-workout soreness
Some of the benefits of using cryotherapy include, but are not limited to:
- Pain relief
- Reduced swelling
You can see now why cryotherapy is widely applied and accepted as a favorable treatment for pain management and rehabilitation. It might even be considered one of the most constructive interventions for soft tissue damage related to acute sports injuries.
Compression therapy uses controlled pressure to reduce the healing time of wounds, especially chronic wounds. Compression improves blood flow to the affected area by pushing out extra fluid build-ups. This helps the wound heal faster. Compression therapy further helps:
- Encourage healthy circulation
- Remedy muscle soreness and fatigue
- Increase range-of-motion
- Decrease inflammation
- Release build-up of metabolites and toxins
- Accelerate healing
- Promote relaxation
IV Drip Therapy
Our bodies require a certain intake of daily vitamins and nutrients to maintain normal function. While every person’s individual needs vary, the demands of everyday life can make it difficult for most to get the adequate essential vitamins they need.
Even if you take a daily multivitamin, your body will not efficiently absorb all the nutrients due to the metabolic process. Some people also have impaired absorption, making it challenging to convert nutrients into functioning energy.
IV drip therapy can help you accelerate wound healing and improve your overall wellness by delivering all the minerals, vitamins, and nutrients you need. If you are pressed for time, be sure to ask about our vitamin push (Fast Vitamin IV), which only takes 60-90 seconds to administer.
Our services are available to you for a wellness-oriented, comprehensive approach to soft tissue healing. Consider pairing any of our restoring services with:
- Red Light Therapy
- NAD Therapy
- Fast Vitamins IV (60-90 Seconds)
- Peptide Therapy
- Contrast Therapy
- IV Drip Therapy
- Infrared Sauna
- Compression Therapy
By using a combination of our services, you will not only be satisfied with soft tissue reparations but can also attain:
- Pain relief
- Accelerated healing
- Weight loss
- Lean muscle gain
- Decreased stress
- A Boost in mood and energy
Our experts can help you select the appropriate services to best suit your personal needs. Give us a call today and get started on your route to Enhanced Wellness!