Otherwise known as massage, soft tissue mobilization (STM) is the systematic application of manual pressure and movement of skin, tendons, ligaments, fascia and muscle. Massage aids to improve circulation, increase extensibility to reduce and prevent scar tissue, increase range of motion in joints, improves flexibility in the muscles, promotes healing and reduces pain. Your pet will be carefully evaluated via a thorough soft tissue assessment to identify disease, swelling, or pain to determine if STM is an appropriate treatment.