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Seattle Massage Methods for Scoliosis

by Thrive on 02 May 2012 at 16:10

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Are you among the millions of Americans today who are struggling to stay active due to aches and pains caused by scoliosis?  Are you doing anything about it?  Thrive Healing Massage in Seattle, WA, has 2 effective methods to help relieve your scoliosis pains and get you back in the game– Deep Tissue Massage and Cranial-Sacral Therapy.

What is Scoliosis?

scoliosis-seattle-massageAn abnormal lateral or sideways curving of the spine.  Causing children, teens and adults discomfort or pain in the back region.  Scoliosis is usually classified in 3 ways, from birth (congenital), according to when onset occurred infant, juvinile or adulthood (idiopathic), or the last way usually secondary to other conditions like spina bifida, cerebral palsy (neuromuscular)
This medical condition usually poses a threat to confidence and feeling good about one self, due to the physical changes in body form.

Scoliosis can cause a variety of discomforting symptoms:
-Slow reaction time in one or more of your limbs (from nerve damage).
-Discomfort while standing or walking for prolonged periods of time.
-Lower back pain
-Trouble breathing or uncommon shortness of breath during exercise.
-Feeling like there is something wrong with you (Confidence Issues).

 Seattle Massage for Alternative Therapy

These symptoms of scoliosis are commonly addressed through risky procedures like spinal surgery.  These methods for pain relief from scoliosis symptoms can be extremely expensive, and can often result in the manifestation of new-sometimes even painful- symptoms.  So why not choose the practical and affordable solution to alleviate the pain caused by your scoliosis?  Thrive’s professional therapists are available to help provide you with pain relieving Seattle massage treatments.  Utilizing safe and non-surgical techniques like Deep Tissue massage, or Cranial-Sacral therapy, Thrive Healing Massage therapists can help effectively soothe away the aches and pains caused by an incorrect spine curvature; leaving you feeling refreshed and more confident than ever.

Deep tissue massage is a trusted treatment used by Thrive’s therapists and has been essential to relieving chronic pain or stiffness in your shoulders, neck, and back caused by scoliosis.  The goal of a deep tissue massage is to remove any scar tissue that has been building up as a result of overuse in your muscles, tendons and ligaments.  Scoliosis can cause the wrong muscles to work overtime in order to compensate for the weaker muscles not getting proper usage due to incorrect posture. The resulting bands or adhesions can disrupt circulation to certain areas of your body and prevent you from being able to heal properly after trauma.

Deep tissue massage will apply deep pressure and friction to break up scar tissue buildups in your muscles and help the affected areas to be restored.  Deep tissue massages can be uncomfortable and sometimes painful, and don’t be surprised if you have some soreness for a day or two afterwards.  Relieving your scoliosis pains through deep tissue massage is not an overnight cure; it is a treatment, and a Thrive massage therapist will need a few sessions with you to efficiently wear down the troubled areas of your body stirred up by your scoliosis.  A few good ways to recover after your deep tissue massage is to drink plenty of water and maybe even soak in a hot bath with some Epsom salt.  The soaking will help get more toxins out of your body.  Your muscles will need to have ample time to relax and recover; so, make sure you don’t have any activities planned for a day or so.

Cranial-Sacral is a holistic treatment where the inter-connections of mind, body and spirit are deeply acknowledged.  Having scoliosis can disrupt the natural flow of your body.  This disruption doesn’t just cause body aches and pains, but also mental turmoil.  Cranial-sacral treatment is a non-invasive therapy that is meant to jumpstart your body’s natural flow to release the trapped forces that cause and govern patterns of disease and fragmentation in both body and mind.

At Thrive Healing Massage in Seattle, your satisfaction is a primary concern.  If the symptoms caused by scoliosis are preventing you from living a stress free and active lifestyle, and keeping you from doing the things you love and feeling the way you want to feel, then it’s time you visit Thrive Healing Massage.  Allow our professional Seattle massage therapists to help you soothe away any discomfort you may have (physical or mental) and leave you feeling better than you walked in.


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