How Remedial Massage Can Help Relieve Shoulder Pain

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Shoulder pain can be debilitating and can have a huge impact on your daily life. While there are many treatments out there to help relieve shoulder pain, one of the most effective is remedial massage. Remedial massage has been proven to help treat muscle pain and tension in the body. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at how remedial massage can help with shoulder pain and some of the techniques and treatment plans that can be used.

What is Remedial Massage?

Remedial massage is an umbrella term for various manual therapies that involve manipulating the soft tissues of the body – muscles, tendons, ligaments and connective tissue – to improve health and wellbeing. It works by applying pressure to specific points on the body which helps relax tense muscles, restore range of motion, reduce swelling, improve circulation, and promote healing. The aim of all remedial massage techniques is to encourage relaxation, reduce inflammation and alleviate pain.

Techniques Used in Remedial Massage for Shoulder Pain

There are a number of different techniques that are used in remedial massage for shoulder pain such as trigger point therapy, deep tissue massage, myofascial release, acupressure, cupping, stretching and exercise therapy. Each technique has its own benefits but all aim to achieve similar goals: to reduce inflammation around joints so they move more freely; lengthen tight muscles; break down any adhesions (knots) in the muscles; stimulate blood flow so more oxygen gets delivered to tight areas; reduce mental stress; alleviate tension headaches; enhance overall wellbeing; and promote relaxation.  The therapist will work closely with you during each session to determine which techniques would be best suited for your needs.

Treatment Plans & Results

When it comes to treating shoulder pain with remedial massage it’s important to remember that results won’t happen overnight but with regular sessions over a period of time you should start noticing improvements in your shoulder mobility and less pain overall. Treatment plans will be tailored specifically to you, depending on your condition but generally speaking most people need between 3-6 sessions initially before they start seeing noticeable results. After this initial period and pain has subsided, exercise therapy maybe introduced to create stability and strength in the shoulder. Follow up sessions may be needed periodically but they will usually occur less frequently than those at the beginning of treatment plan (usually every 6-8 weeks).  

Remedial massage is an effective way of treating chronic shoulder pain as it focuses on releasing tension from tight muscles while also promoting relaxation and wellbeing. There are various techniques that can be used during these treatments such as trigger point therapy or deep tissue massage which aim to reduce inflammation around joints so they move more freely and lengthen tight muscles while breaking down any adhesions (knots) in them. With regular sessions over a period of time most people should start noticing significant improvements in their mobility as well as reduced levels of pain overall. Although results won’t happen overnight it’s worth sticking with it if you want long lasting relief from your symptoms!