12 Aug Gentle Accident Recovery Massage
Using massage as part of an injury rehabilitation program can play an important role in the overall recovery from your accident. Many types of massage modalities are used post injury to help relieve acute pain such as Gentle Myofascial Massage. After any type of fall, sports injury, car or bike accident, massage can help treat acute pain, muscle tightness, and fascia restrictions. Massage can also help you with a range of injuries including sprains, strains, broken bones, muscle tears and post surgery.
When injury occurs, our muscles act as a protective mechanism, tightening around an area of injury. Fascia is connective tissue located under the skin. Restrictions in the fascia tissue can become tight due to scar tissue and lack of range of movement.
The circumstances when massage can help post injury are:
- Acute Pain
- Tight Muscles
- Scar Tissue
Massage is also an effective treatment to reduce scarring after injury. Scarring is the natural healing process of damaged tissues. The body produces collagen fibers to surround the injury site. These fibers differ in texture to normal tissue fibers. Collagen is tough in texture and lays across the direction of muscle fibers. Massage uses specific techniques to loosen, break down and realign collagen fibers. Reduced scar tissue can eventually increase normal function of soft tissues, decreasing pain and tightness.
As well as relieving your overall tension and muscle pain, the psychological benefits of post accident massage are a huge part of your overall healing process.
Our massage therapists can provide effective massage treatments to complement your recovery after injury.
Talk to your Doctor to make sure that this additional treatment can help your specific injury then call us and we will schedule a time for you to get some help: 720-323-4107