Massage can really help with many things -First is of course back and
neck pain. That is what it is really known for. Today with so many
people working on computers and sitting at desks all day, massage can
work wonders with the pain and stiffness that happens on a daily basis.
Our bodies were meant to move and not sit all day. When we sit staring
at computers and with so much stress in our jobs and lives, it can be
challenging for anyone to remain pain free.
The pain and stiffness
that results not only affects our bodies, but also our minds and
overall health. When you are in pain and under stress, your ability to
think straight is affected. The nagging pain can distract you and keeps
you from focusing fully on the task at hand - your job!
regular weekly massage can help you keep your focus as well as keep you
out of pain. Most of my clients will say things like "I came in with
neck pain and left feeling happier. My coworkers and partner also
thought I was nicer and more relaxed!"
Massage is also very effective for things.
tunnel syndrome/hand, wrist or forearm pain. Carpal tunnel is caused
by over use on the keyboards, tablets and computer games. It usually is
a result of tight muscles that occur from repetitive use of the
hands/forearms. Massage can help to reduce that tightness along with
the triggerpoints and help avoid surgery.
- Hip/knee pain
can be relieved with massage. Most hip/knee pain is usually related to
the tight muscles around the hips including the leg muscles such as the
hamstrings and quadriceps.
- Pulled muscles from
athletics or just something that 'tweaks' a muscle is usually related to
tight muscles in other places in the body. It is necessary to relive
that tension and also work on the injured area to speed up healing.
Massage can help pulled muscles heal because of the increase in
circulation and reducing the triggerpoints in the area.
discs can be caused by tight muscles or an injury such as a car
accident or other sports injury. Discs in the low back are usually able
to return to normal when the muscle tension is relieved in the psoas
muscle and hip rotator muscles. The discs in the neck usually have to
do with the muscles of the neck and back but they can also be caused by
the mis-alignment of the pelvis and the tightness of the surrounding
- Headaches especially tension headaches
can be helped by releasing the tension in the neck and upper back in
particular. It is important to check head/neck posture when sitting at
the computer to help reduce the tension.
is characterized by pain and tenderpoints. Massage can often help
reduce the symptoms and help you recover from this condition.
Massage can also really help with many other diseases and conditions.