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Shoulder Pain? Why Sports Massage Is the Solution

Sports & Remedial Massage - Myaree

Does your shoulder pain keep you from doing the activities you love? Have you considered sports massage therapy to help ease your discomfort? If not, it’s time to get the lowdown on this type of treatment. Let’s take a look at how sports massage can help alleviate shoulder pain and what techniques are used during therapy.

Benefits of Sports Massage for Shoulder Pain

Sports massage therapy is beneficial for those who suffer from shoulder pain since it helps reduce tightness in the muscles surrounding the shoulder. It also increases flexibility in the joint, improves range of motion, and alleviates tightness in other muscle groups that may be compensating for decreased range of motion in the shoulder. Overall, sports massage can improve performance by increasing circulation, loosening up muscles, and improving movement patterns.

Techniques Used During Sports Massage Therapy

Sports massage therapists use several different techniques when treating patients with shoulder pain. These include soft tissue mobilization, trigger point release, stretching, compression, friction and myofascial release. Soft tissue mobilization involves gentle manipulation of tissues to help reduce spasms and decrease inflammation around injured areas. Trigger point release works by targeting specific areas of muscle tension to release tightness and speed up healing time. Stretching helps increase flexibility while compressing an area helps provide relief from inflammation or swelling due to an injury or overuse. Friction is used to break up adhesions deep within a muscle while myofascial release focuses on releasing connective tissues between muscles that may be causing restriction or reduced range of motion in a joint.

Treatment Plans for Shoulder Pain

A treatment plan for shoulder pain usually consists of several sessions over a period of weeks or months depending on the severity of the injury or condition being treated. During each session, your Sports & Remedial Massage therapist will assess how much progress has been made towards recovery and adjust their approach accordingly. Sports massage therapists typically use more than one technique during each session so they can effectively target all areas affected by an injury or condition as well as reduce inflammation throughout the body as a whole. Additionally, they will prescribe stretching and strengthening exercises between sessions if necessary.

Sports massage therapy can be an effective way to treat shoulder pain caused by an injury or chronic condition such as arthritis or tendinitis. It helps increase flexibility while reducing inflammation and tightness in surrounding muscle groups which can lead to improved performance over time. While there is no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to treating shoulder pain with sports massage, most treatment plans involve multiple sessions over a period of weeks or months using various techniques such as trigger point release and soft tissue mobilization combined with lifestyle modifications such as heat therapy and stretching exercises recommended by the therapist for optimal results. So if you’re looking for long-term relief from your shoulder pain without relying solely on medication then consider exploring sports massage therapy today!