Seattle Massage Therapy for Auto Accidents & Whiplash
Have you been involved in an auto accident? If so, your doctor may have prescribed massage therapy as a supplement to your medical treatment. Massage therapy is an excellent way to reduce the physical and psychological effects that a traumatic car accident can have on the body. Massage not only reduces stress, but helps to heal sprains, strains, whiplash, and other injuries that may have occurred as a result of the auto accident.
When entering into massage therapy treatment, it’s helpful to understand the goals of the treatment. Massage therapy works to reduce stress, pain, swelling, improve circulation and improve your range of motion. When a person is involved in an auto accident, the impact of the collision can disrupt the functions of your autonomic nervous system. Massage therapy helps to correct this imbalance through relaxation and improved circulation. If you’re experiencing swelling, then massage therapy can work to release the pressure and heal the affected areas.
Suffering from Whiplash?
The circumstances of all car accidents are different, so victims may need massage therapy treatment for a varied period of time. Only a doctor can determine how long massage therapy will take to improve your range of motion. Eventually, however, massage will help to soften the scar tissue and eliminate other adhesions that may be disrupting your body’s functions. In addition to the circulatory and nervous system benefits, massage therapy will also help to heal musculoskeletal injuries that may occur from a car accident. These injuries include whiplash, neck pain, back pain, headaches, shoulder sprains, strains and more.
Let Thrive Tailor Your Treatment Plan For You
Our Massage therapy for auto accidents will vary by patient, according to each person’s individual needs. However, the general protocol is as follows. Relaxation massage methods like Swedish massage techniques will be used in the beginning, followed by deep tissue massage or massage that addresses specific injuries. The therapy should gradually release any scar tissue or myofascial adhesions that may have formed as a result of the trauma. If necessary, massage techniques that address musculoskeletal conditions like muscle strains, sprains, headaches, whiplash and more may be added. Again, while this is general protocol, no two patients react the same. At Thrive Healing Massage, our Seattle massage therapists will work to personalize your massage therapy so that you receive the most benefit.
In addition, if your massage therapist feels that you would benefit from the help of a chiropractor, physical therapist, psychotherapist, or osteopath, then we will refer you to see one in our trusted network. The goal of Thrive Healing Massage is always to help our patients to fully heal, and we do our part to ensure that you’re receiving the highest quality care. We understand that auto accidents are extremely stressful and traumatic not only because of the physical injury but emotionally as well. We want to streamline the treatment process and make recovery as simple as possible. Call today 206-547-5677