Definition: Soft Tissue Therapy

Soft tissue includes the muscles and fascia of the body. Soft tissue therapy, also known as bodywork, is any form of therapy that works on the muscles or fascia to help restore balance and promote well being.

There are several forms of soft tissue therapy, including:

This definition page was last reviewed on June 18, 2019. All references are available in the References tab.


Micozzi, M. (2019). Fundamentals of Complementary, Alternative, and Integrative Medicine. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier.

Rakel, D. (2018). Integrative medicine. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier.

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