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Massage Helps with Rehabilitation After Injury

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It is important after an injury to rehabilitate muscles and tendons to bring them back to their normal, healthy state - strong, flexible and supple meaning that the muscle or tendon will not break down when put under strain.

It is therefore very important to use the correct rehab massage treatment.

Through the first acute stage of injury, manage the pain and inflammation with ice treatment. Then, move onto light massage to reduce the build-up of scar tissue and increase blood flow to the area which will start the healing process, re-alignment and rebalancing of the muscles fibres.

Once the muscle has moved to the chronic stage it is still important to continue working on rebalancing and re-aligning - your massage therapist will use specific deep tissue massage techniques to do this, working across the muscle to help free up the fibres, increase flexibility and reduce any scar tissue. Ultra Sound may also be used, as this is very beneficial if there has been some long term damage to the muscle.

When our muscles have been injured as a result of trauma, they tighten and become out of balance, the small fibres stick together or become torn. Massage aims to open these muscle fibres and increase the build-up of muscle cell production, to form a mat of muscular fibres which, with regular massage treatments, will start to get stronger - restoring mobility and flexibility and making the muscle more elastic.

Where trauma has been experienced, massage can also reduce strain on other connective tissues like tendons, ligaments and bone.

Common injury conditions which can be helped by massage treatment:

Frozen shoulder - a painful stiffness of the shoulder joint which makes it difficult to carry out the full range of normal shoulder movements
Massage helps to reduce the tight muscle associated with the problem, specific deep tissue massage works the muscle that lies under the clavicle. Ultra Sound, trigger point therapy and cross fibre techniques also reduce tension and inflammation, which are the main causes of Frozen Shoulder.

Tendonitis - the inflammation (swelling) of a tendon
Massage can help to relieve tension from the surrounding area. Ultra Sound may be used to help with the inflammation and pain, along with deep tissue massage to work the muscles.

Bursitis - the inflammation of a bursa. A bursa is a small, fluid-filled sac usually found over the joints and between tendons and bones
Massage can help to relieve tension from the surrounding area. Ultra Sound may be used to help with the inflammation and pain, along with deep tissue massage to work the muscles.

Rotator cuff disorders - tendonitis and bursitis are often caused by a shoulder injury or overuse of the shoulder
Massage can help to relieve tension from the surrounding area. Ultra Sound may be used to help with the inflammation and pain, along with deep tissue massage to work the muscles.

Torn muscles or tendons - severe pain and possible weakness in your arm and shoulder
Massage can very beneficial in the early stages of a torn muscle along with Ultra Sound to help with the inflammation and pain. Light and specific deep tissue massage reduces the tight muscle to increase flexibility and mobility and reduce scar tissue.

Whiplash - a neck injury caused by a sudden movement of the head forwards, backwards or sideways
Massage is used to relieve tension from the surrounding area, along with Ultra Sound to help with the inflammation and the pain. Specific deep tissue massage helps to reduce the tight muscle associated with the problem, and heat is also used during the treatment.

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