Common Injuries Treated at Our Seattle Massage Clinic
The massage therapists at Thrive Healing Massage are experienced in treating a wide variety of different injuries. We treat injuries of the neck, shoulders, back, arms, wrists, legs, ankles and more, and can customize a massage therapy plan to fit your needs. We offer Swedish Massage, Sports Massage, Medical Massage, and Pregnancy Massage, and can take techniques from each of these disciplines to help treat your injury or ailment.
Learn more about the services we offer by visiting our “Services” page. If you’ve been suffering from chronic pain, don’t wait any longer. Visit our “Schedule” page to see our Hours of Operation, and click over to “Location” to get directions to our office. Read on to learn more about some of the most common injuries that can be treated with massage therapy.
Whiplash Injury Treatment Seattle
Whiplash is a general term that refers to neck pain. More specifically, whiplash usually occurs as a result of an injury to the tissues, ligaments, tendons, and muscles in your neck. If an abnormal force or motion has affected your neck, during an auto accident, sporting event, fall, or assault then you probably have whiplash.
Thrive Healing Massage can help you with your whiplash using Deep Tissue Massage techniques. Our massage therapists will work to relieve the adhesions that are blocking your neck’s range of motion, restoring circulation and boosting your body’s natural healing powers.
Military Neck Treatment Seattle
First off, it’s important to note that Military Neck has nothing to do with being in the military. It is called Military Neck because it involves the straightening of the curve of your neck. Also referred to as straight neck or cervical kyphosis, this injury gets its name because it resembles the posture of a soldier standing at attention.
A normal neck consists of a forward curve (lordosis) that when viewed from the side looks like a “C”. This curve is necessary to support the weight of the head and help with movement. A mild loss of curvature may go unnoticed, but a significant loss of curve will cause neck pain and stiffness, shoulder pain, and headaches. If left untreated, you can also suffer from loss of nerve function in the affected areas. Massage therapy can help lessen the symptoms of Military Neck, while supplemental chiropractic can restore the neck’s natural curvature.
Rotator Cuff Tendonitis Treatment Seattle
The muscles and tendons located in the rotator cuff can become damaged as a result of an acute injury or chronic overuse. Chronic overuse of the rotator cuff group of muscles can cause a gradual degeneration over time. There are different grades of strains that can occur in the rotator cuff, ranging from the stretching of the fibers in the muscles to a complete tear in the tendon.
The symptoms of an injured or torn rotator cuff include inflammation, decreased range of motion, shooting pain from the upper shoulder area down the arm, muscle spasm, and weakness. Rotator Cuff Tendonitis is an injury that can be helped with massage therapy. Depending upon the type of rotator cuff injury, our Seattle massage therapists can formulate a massage plan that will speed up the recovery process and alleviate some of your symptoms.
Adhesive Capsulitis Treatment Seattle
Adhesive Capsulitis is also known as frozen shoulder. The shoulder joint capsule has ligaments that hold the bones together, and the capsule can become inflamed. When the joint capsule of the shoulder joint becomes inflamed, it prevents the shoulder bones from being able to move freely inside the joint. There is no known cause for frozen shoulder. There are, however, several risk factors which include cervical disk disease, diabetes, shoulder injury, shoulder surgery, open heart surgery, and hyperthyroidism.
If you’re experiencing decreased motion of the shoulder, pain, or stiffness then you may be experienced adhesive capsulitis, or frozen shoulder. Massage therapy is an excellent treatment for this condition, and you can talk to your regular physician about how to supplement massage therapy into your prescribed recovery plan. If left untreated, you may lose the ability to lift your arms over your head or behind you.
Spinal Ligament Sprain Treatment Seattle
A spinal ligament sprain occurs when the ligament is torn away from its attachments. Initial symptoms include pain and muscle spasms. This type of injury usually occurs in the lower back because we use this part of our body for many activities. A tear or sprain can result from overuse during activities like lifting, standing, running, or sitting. If left untreated, these types of injuries can take a very long time to heal.
Massage therapy can help to restore the blood flow to the injured region, boosting the immune system and releasing harmful adhesions. If you’re suffering from a Spinal Ligament Sprain, its a good idea to see your doctor to get a diagnosis. Your doctor will probably recommend physical and massage therapy, medications for the pain, or suggest wearing a neck or back brace.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Treatment Seattle
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a common ailment that Thrive Healing Massage Seattle massage therapists frequently treat. Most people think that Carpal Tunnel can only be fixed with surgery, but that’s not true. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome occurs when the fibrous tissue that acts as a support for the wrist joint becomes swollen or changes position. This is caused by extra pressure put on the median nerve at the wrist, whether it be from repetitive work (typing), or a disease like arthritis, diabetes, pregnancy or obesity.
Symptoms of carpal tunnel includes tingling, numbness, or pain in the fingers and thumbs. Massage therapy can help to relieve the inflammation in the wrist and restore the normality of the fibrous tissue in the wrist. A Thrive Healing Massage therapist will use gentle motions on your wrist to release any blockage that may be adversely affecting the wrist. Over time, you will see the symptoms of your carpal tunnel syndrome disappear. Only in very rare and severe cases will surgery be necessary for carpal tunnel.
To learn more about how Thrive Healing Massage can help you with your injuries, visit our blog. You can also learn about our massage therapists by visiting our “About” page. To see whether we accept your insurance, click over to our “Insurance” tab. We look forward to treating you and helping you achieve a higher state of physical wellness.