Soft Tissue Therapy Canberra

Soft Tissue Therapy is a treatment oriented massage therapy which has been derived out of the sports medicine industry, it deals with the assessment and treatment of sports injuries and musculoskeletal conditions.

Soft tissue represents the muscles, fascia (connective tissue), ligaments and tendons which are prone to overuse, overloading, shortening and lengthening which produce all kinds of aches, pains and injuries.

One of the primary goals of remedial massage is to speed-up blood return from the extremities (arms and legs). It will shorten recovery time from muscular strain by flushing the tissue of lactic acid, uric acid and other metabolic wastes.

Soft Tissue Therapy will shorten recovery time from muscular strain

Regular massage can help you with:

  • Reduce stress and tension
  • Improve flexibility and posture
  • Loosen contracted, shortened muscles and stimulate weak, flaccid muscles
  • Promote more efficient movement patterns
  • Increase the blood’s oxygen capacity
  • Speed-up recovery
  • Production of gastric juices, saliva and urine
  • Balance the nervous system by soothing or stimulating it
  • Treat chronic conditions
  • Stimulate nerves to improve blood supply

Our Soft Tissue Therapist

Terry Leahy

soft tissue therapist

Terry moved from a career in the public service to a gym manager role before he transitioned to personal training, then sports training and soft tissue therapy. Terry has worked privately as a soft tissue therapist and with several organisations as a soft tissue therapist and sports trainer. His sporting experience includes work with teams from ACT touch football, Ainslie and ACTAFL, Canberra Junior Raiders and other sporting organisations.


Advanced Diploma in Soft Tissue Therapy
Level 2 Sports Trainer

Tony Bond

soft tissue therapist

Tony decided to move into private practice after 24 years at the AIS as a soft tissue therapist. He has been to 5 Commonwealth games, and has been selected to work at the 2021 Olympics for the 7th time in a row! As a previous AIS scholarship holder in athletics, Tony knows the importance of a regular treatment regime. Tony is a great lover of the outdoors and continues to challenge himself with competing on the National Circuit with adventure racing and 24 hour mountain biking.


Dip Remedial Massage
Member MA, AAMT

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