Massage is one of the oldest healing modalities and has been successfully used for thousands of years to treat various medical issues and injuries. If you are recovering from an injury, massage at MindBody Med in Seattle, WA may be a valuable part of your treatment plan.
How Can Massage Therapy Accelerate Healing From Injuries?
Massage can loosen tight fascia and scar tissue, improving the range of motion and reducing pain. It also increases circulation, bringing oxygen and nutrients to the area needing therapy. Massage therapy facilitates a quicker recovery time and helps you heal properly.
Massage also releases feel-good hormones that are natural pain-blockers!
- Loosen Tight Tissue
- Breaks Up Scar Tissue
- Increases Circulation
- Improve Range Of Motion
- Releases Natural Pain Blockers
5 Injuries Massage Can Help With
Massage is not advised for a new injury–it’s essential to seek medical attention first. However, once you are in the healing stages, massage can be a game-changer in healing from various injuries.
- Back Pain
- Soft Tissue Trauma
- Repetitive Strain Injury
- Rotator Cuff Tear
Whiplash is most commonly associated with car accidents. It happens with a rapid back-and-forth movement of the neck. Massage is one of the best ways to help break up scar tissue and increase mobility.
Back pain is one of the most common medical issues. It affects 8 out of 10 people at some point in their lives. It can happen from improper lifting, working out, or sitting too long at a desk.
Massage can help increase circulation, relax tight tissues, and reduce inflammation and muscle spasms.
Soft Tissue Trauma
Soft tissue trauma could be a muscle or tendon strain, a sprained ligament, or an injury to the connective tissue around a muscle. Massage benefits soft tissue trauma by bringing blood to the injured area and accelerating healing.
Repetitive Strain Injury
A gradual buildup of damage from repetitive motion is called a repetitive strain injury (RSI). Massage can help to decrease tension caused by an RSI in tendons, ligaments, and muscles. Frequent RSI’s include:
- Tennis Elbow
- Shin Splints
- Back Sprains Or Strains
- Carpel Tunnel Syndrome.
Rotator Cuff Tear
Your rotator cuff contains four muscles, allowing your arm to rotate at the shoulder. The scar tissue created during the healing process of a rotator cuff tear can cause the muscle fibers to shorten. Massage can help break up scar tissue, allowing your muscles to heal at their entire length.
Holistic Treatment For An Injury In Seattle
An untreated injury is more likely to heal slowly and improperly. The result can be a loss of range of motion and discomfort or pain for several years to an entire lifetime. Don’t let chronic pain destroy your quality of life. MindBody Med in Seattle, WA offers numerous holistic treatments, including chiropractic care, acupuncture, and cupping, that can help accelerate healing.
If you are recovering from an injury, or want to prevent future injuries, contact our team of holistic health experts today.