There is increasing evidence behind the beneficial use of massage therapy in Diamond Creek as a natural remedy for back pain, especially in the immediate term. In a recent review paper published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, researchers studied 25 previously reported studies on the therapeutic use of massage for lower back pain and discovered that massage was significantly better at relieving chronic and sub-acute back pain (both acute and long-standing) than an inactive massage control. The study found no significant difference between active and passive massage, although there were significantly more people experiencing improvement in chronic pain. The authors concluded that while massage may not be the ideal treatment option for back pain, it does appear to be helpful for pain management when performed regularly. However, since most people are not able to take regular massages due to their location, remedial massage is a popular alternative that has been used for years with excellent results.
The goal of remedial massage and chiropractic care Hurstbridge is to provide temporary pain relief by applying techniques such as friction or soft-tissue manipulation to specific areas of the body, as well as applying pressure through massage to the muscles and joints. This type of treatment is commonly called “One- Hour Massage” or “One-Hour Trigger Point Therapy.” Studies have shown that this technique can provide substantial relief for neck pain, shoulder pain, jaw pain, tennis elbow, and other injuries as well as promoting increased circulation, skin relaxation, and mobility. A common technique for this type of treatment involves applying a steady, continuous force through massage strokes to a specific area for an extended period of time, which is referred to as “trigger point therapy.” One of the most common areas of application is the shoulders, both upper and lower, to release tension, restore mobility, and improve range of motion.
Trigger points are tiny knot-like fibrous tissue structures found throughout the body. They can become inflamed and irritated due to a number of different causes, including stress, strain, adhesions, muscle pull or abnormal tension within the musculoskeletal system. Trigger points respond to massage therapy by releasing chronic tension, increasing flexibility, strengthening the tendons and joints, and reducing swelling. The massage strokes used are designed to release the tenseness in the knots, which then slowly move downward into the supporting muscles. Repeated applications keep the knots from becoming activated and allow them to heal naturally.
Trigger points are found in several places in our bodies, but they are particularly prevalent in our neck and shoulder area. They are particularly susceptible to everyday stresses, such as repetitive motions, excessive lifting or bending, sitting at the computer for prolonged periods, and repetitive overhead tasks. Trigger points can also be related to certain types of injuries, such as fractures, sprains, strains, bruises, or car accidents. While these areas are not covered under traditional medical cover, using massage therapy Eltham in conjunction with the care of these specific injuries can greatly improve symptoms or even eliminate chronic neck pain. When used in conjunction with other conservative treatments, massage therapy can offer a permanent cure for stiff neck and shoulder pain.
One of the most common complaints associated with traditional medical care is lactic acid build-up. Lactic acid builds up due to exertion and provides the body with a mild pain killing effect, but it can also cause soreness and discomfort. This can often be treated with the topical application of ibuprofen or aspirin, but muscle pain can also be relieved with the application of heat or ice. Heat rubs down a muscle and releases the lactic acid, while ice helps to reduce inflammation. Many people find that applying heat and ice internally helps relieve chronic shoulder pain.
Another common complaint associated with massage therapy and acupuncture Doreen and Mernda is nerve pain caused by inflammation. This can be caused by mechanical forces or by the positioning of the body. It can range from mild to severe pain depending on the location of the inflamed nerve. For example, while a person may feel a tingling sensation in their fingers, this will not necessarily mean that they are experiencing nerve pain. Nerve pain can be more acute if the inflamed nerve is located near the shoulder blade (the site of the rotator cuff muscles).
In addition to providing relief from pain, many massage therapists recommend that patients also learn to breathe deeply during the massage therapy session. Breathing deeply allows the patient to control the amount of air that is being breathed in and out, as well as the rate at which the air is being breathed in and out. Many patients have reported that they experience an increase in overall comfort after learning to breathe deeply during massage therapy sessions.
If you are experiencing chronic stiff neck, shoulder pain, or chronic shoulder and arm soreness, massage therapy may be just what you need to regain full use of your life. Schedule an appointment with your local massage therapist today. During your first massage therapy session, be sure to ask your massage therapist questions about massage therapy and ways to alleviate your symptoms immediately. If you take the time to find a good massage therapist, you will be able to quickly return to your normal self and resume living your life to the fullest.