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Sports Massage for Shoulder Pain: Techniques and Treatment Plans

Sports & Remedial Massage - Myaree

Have you ever been playing your favorite sport, only to feel a sharp pain in your shoulder? It’s never fun when something like that happens, but the good news is that there are treatments available. Sports massage is one of the most effective treatments for shoulder pain. Let’s take a look at why it’s so helpful and how to get started.

What Is Sports Massage?

Sports massage is a form of therapeutic massage specifically designed to help athletes perform better, avoid injury, and recover faster after an intense workout or event. It can help treat muscular aches, pains, and tightness while improving physical performance. This type of massage incorporates stretching into the session as well as deep tissue work to target muscle groups and provide relief from discomfort.

What Are Some Techniques Used For Shoulder Pain?

When it comes to treating shoulder pain with sports massage, there are a few techniques that can be used to provide relief. Trigger point therapy involves gently applying pressure to areas where the muscles are tight or knotted up. Myofascial release is another technique which focuses on releasing tension in the fascia (connective tissue) around the affected area. Stretching is also important for helping muscles relax and increase circulation in the affected area. And finally, Swedish massage is used for general relaxation and releasing tension throughout the body.

What Can I Expect From A Treatment Plan?

A treatment plan will vary depending on your specific needs but generally speaking it will include multiple sessions over several weeks or months in order to achieve lasting results. During each session your therapist will evaluate your progress and make adjustments as needed based on how you respond to different techniques and exercises they have you do during your appointment time with them.  Your therapist may also give you some stretches or exercises you can do between appointments in order to facilitate healing and speed up recovery time.  Depending on the severity of your condition you may need more than one session per week or even two sessions per week until such time as you feel relief from pain in the affected area(s).

When it comes to treating shoulder pain caused by sports-related injuries, sports massage can be an effective tool for providing relief from discomfort and restoring range of motion back into joints and muscles that have become immobile due to injury or long periods of disuse over time. By incorporating various techniques such as trigger point therapy, myofascial release, stretching, and massage into a personalized treatment plan tailored specifically towards your individual needs by an experienced professional; you can reduce inflammation in muscles while increasing range of motion back into affected areas leading ultimately towards lasting relief from chronic pain caused by overuse or injury related issues derived from sports activities.