Healing is a complex process without which the body would be unable to survive.
A Sports Massage Therapist (SMT) needs to appreciate the processes involved in soft tissue repair since all treatment and post-care advice must be appropriate to the phase of injury and competence level of the professional.
The healing process is common to all tissue types and can be divided into three stages.
The process of soft tissue repair:
Stage 1 – Acute stage/The inflammatory phase (The first 3-7 days post-injury).