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Recover with Massage

November 12th, 2018 • Posted by Studio D Dayspa • Permalink

When you are seriously injured in an accident, you need prompt medical care. But this isn’t all you need. After you’ve received immediate care, you’ll need to work through the lingering pain you feel. Your Milwaukee personal injury attorney can refer you to specialists who can help you with this pain, like a massage therapist.

 You might not initially realize the medical value of massage therapy. Typically, it’s marketed as a luxury service, something spa patrons can enjoy to soothe themselves. While this is certainly one way people enjoy massage therapy, many more seek it out to help them recover from the pain, stiffness, and tension in their bodies as they recover from injuries. Ways Massage can Help you Recover from Injury Massage works by stretching and putting gentle pressure on muscles and soft tissue, one body part at a time. By working directly with these specific areas, the massage therapist increases blood flow to them. When knots are present, this can relieve them and eliminate the pain they cause. Increasing blood flow means increasing that body part’s oxygen supply, which is necessary for its recovery.

Massage therapy can help a patient recover from a variety of injuries and conditions, like torn rotator cuffs and repetitive strain injuries. By increasing blood flow to specific areas, a massage can help a patent: Increase flexibility; Release tension; Reduce pain; and Increase range of motion. Massage as Physical Therapy Treatment If you are required to undergo physical therapy to recover from your injury, expect to receive massages as part of your physical therapy treatment.

Because of the benefits listed above, massage is a core component of physical therapy treatment. Before you begin physical therapy, you’ll have the opportunity to talk with your physical therapist about the pain you feel. You’ll be able to go over where you feel pain and its intensity. You will also be able to communicate with your massage therapist during the massage and as you work through the exercises afterward about whether the treatment is making your pain subside, making it worse, or doing nothing. Physical therapy is more than just massage. It also involves exercises designed to move your affected muscles to help them rebuild strength and muscle tone.

The massage prepares them for exercise by pushing oxygen into them, then you rebuild them from their atrophied state through controlled, consistent exercise. Making Massage Part of your Regular Healthy Routine Even after you’ve made a full recovery, massage therapy can be part of your regular routine. Consider getting a membership with a massage therapy provider that gets you a set number of massages each month. By scheduling and receiving massages at regular intervals, you know when you’ll get relief for any remaining tension and pain you feel and you’ll be able to track how this tension and pain changes and ideally, diminishes over time. Talk to your massage therapist about creating a treatment schedule that targets specific painful areas for you.