Massage For Old Injuries

Chronic back pain, trick knees and sticky shoulders caused by an injury are not necessarily something you just have to live with. Massage techniques may be able to unlock the old pain. I have been asked “How will massage help?” The benefits of massage will depend on the extent of the injury, how long ago it occurred etc.

Chronic and old injuries often require deeper and more precise treatments with less time being emphasized on general relaxation. Massage works best for soft tissue injuries to muscles and tendons and is most effective in releasing adhesions (scar tissue) and lengthening muscles that have shortened due to compensatory  reactions to the injury. Tight and fibrous muscles not only hurt at the muscle or its tendon, but can also interfere with proper joint movement and cause pain far away from the original injury.

If that nagging original injury persists, see your doctor and consider booking a massage. Be sure to discuss the injury with the therapist РHow did you injured it? What exactly are your symptoms? Often the body compensates in one area to protect another that has been traumatized and this can create new problems.

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