UNTIE is a gentle method for normalizing soft tissue. The system emphasizes that pain is frequently due to the soft tissue imbalances we develop throughout our lives. These imbalances can begin even as early as childhood. Since each person is to some degree unique, their soft tissue imbalances must also be unique. UNTIE combines comprehensive soft tissue evaluation with light manual pressure to release the muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia and restore balance to the musculoskeletal system, in accordance with the specific needs of the individual. It was developed in the United States in the early 1980’s as an alternative to exerting force into soft tissues which are frequently already painful to the touch.