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Nausea After Massage Therapy
Could!: Massage therapy is very good at getting one relaxed. Tense muscles could tend to lead to strain and pain and thus inhibit recovery. It certainly could be adjuctive to the physical therapy and promote healing. If it eases your mind and relaxes you then you are more able to heal overall. ...Read more
Loosening tight musc: It. Loosens tight muscles, aids with spasm, relaxes you, etc. Muscles glide on fascia, a slippery connective tissue, which also can become irritated or inflammed. It helps this as well. Finally, painful muscle, when pressed hard at the point of pain (called acupressure) will alleviate the pain afterwards and prevent spasm! ...Read more
Lots: Massage therapy involves the placement of the hands on the patient for a variety of reasons. There are many different types of massage just as there are many different types of pt. Pt and massage can overlap a bit but in general a physical therapist has more training than a massage therapist and are trained in the rehabilitation of a variety of orthopedic and neurological conditions. ...Read more
I know that having an erectiion occur during massage therapy is common, but can someone tell me how the therapist may feel about it?
Erection: Wrong Time:
any professional massage therapist is very aware of this common occurrence and should handle the situation with dignity. In most instances the massage just continues.
With repeated massages the novelty wears off a bit and this unexpected erections don't occur as often.
Please do not let this worry keep you from this important treatment. ...Read more
That depends: That depends on your needs. Yoni can enhance sexuality & help with sexual trauma. Kriya is very eclectic – your needs dictate which of many approaches is used. Deep tissue work is good for breaking down muscular scar tissue. Balanese and tantra are good with mind- body balance. Etc…. ...Read more
Many: First, massage increases circulation, allowing therapeutic blood and lymph flow to occur. It relaxes injured and tense muscles. It reduces spasms and cramping. It makes joints more pliable and increases range of motion. Finally, massage helps the body release endorphins which are the body's natural painkillers. ...Read more
Improves Function: The lymph system removes cell wastes, proteins, excess fluid, viruses, and bacteria. The lymph system picks up fluids and waste products filters and cleans them. A lymph massage can be used to reduce swelling, help infections, may reduce scarring, improve circulation, etc. A facial is a common type of lymph massage. ...Read more
Carpal tunnel: Maybe. Carpal tunnel syndrome is characterized by hand pain and recurrent numbness or "pins and needle" sensations in the thumb, index, middle finger and the lateral aspect of the ring finger. It may be triggered by repetitive use, like driving or keyboard typing. Diabetes or obesity increases risk of onset. Wearing a wrist cock- up splint is very effective. Surgery reserved for severe cases. ...Read more
Many.: First, massage increases circulation, allowing therapeutic blood and lymph flow to occur. It relaxes injured and tense muscles. It reduces spasms and cramping. It makes joints more pliable and increases range of motion. Finally, massage helps the body release endorphins which are the body's natural painkillers. ...Read more
Speed Healing and..: As with any sport, cheerleading can benefit from massage. Benefits include increased blood flow, range of motion, flexibility, and elimination of exercise waste (lactic acid); decreased muscle tension and neurological excitability; and an increased sense of well-being. It can decrease the chances of injury and decrease recovery time. It is part of a treatment plan. ...Read more
Have knots in back shouldr blades. Have bi-weekly massage therapy. Told thier mscl spasms. Discomfort is unbearable @ times! Wont go completely away!
Trigger points: Without further information and a clinical examination to confirm, a first pass is that you have posturally maintained "knots" forming in your upper back/shoulder blade region. These may not respond to simple massage, but require a needle or trained myosfascial therapist's manual release in concert with strengthening and an overhaul of how you use your postural muscles. ...Read more
If it is a strain.: If the groin injury is a muscle strain, massage can be helpful. However, groin injuries should be evaluated by a doctor to rule out other causes, like hernias. The most common strain involves the adductor muscles, but any ligament or muscle strain in the groin/hip area can be treated with massage. ...Read more
Sure: If they are sensitive hands.Get a more detailed answer ›
No: To an extent the answer depends on which tendon is involved. Massage can aid in the recovery of injured tissue by stimulating blood supply, and in the case of a tendon mobilizing it. In general tendons do not repair if their is much tearing, but in the case of minor tears seen in inflammation (tendonitis) improve with gradual strengthening and judicial use of steroids for pain management. ...Read more
It is very rare for carpal tunnel to be a permanent condition. It can be cured with surgery in properly selected patients. I suspect cts patients have engaged in many careers with intensive hand activity, so don't be discouraged. Check this out:
http://www. Assh. Org/public/handconditions/pages/carpaltunnelsyndrome. Aspx
good luck! ...Read more
Certain types of massage therapy works well for cancer pain. I would not recommend deep tissue massage, especially with the increased incidence of osteoporosis in cancer patients and the risk of pathologic fractures in advanced cancer patients.
Effluerage and craniosacral massage therapy are effective and safe modalities for cancer pain. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on what you call muscle tension. ...Read more
Many benefits: There are numerous theories about how massage therapy may affect the body and studies are underway to look at benefits. Current research supports the general conclusion that massage therapy may be effective for anxiety, low back pain (short term benefits noted), may help to relieve pain and improve mood in cancer patients, can improve function in neck pain. ...Read more
Massage therapy is a wonderful healing method on its own or combined with others for multiple conditions- physical and mental.
Contraindications for it would be abscesses (puss collections), significant breaks on the skin, infections, fevers etc. A massage therapist would know them. The danger would come if you are in the hands of some one incompetent. ...Read more
Neck pain: Cervical spondylosis is degeneration or arthritis of the spine. Massage therapy is designed to treat muscle disease. While muscle pain may be associated with spinal degeneration, the two are distinct sources of neck pain. Massage therapy may be helpful in treating spondylosis with range of motion treatment improving neck mobility. ...Read more
Sometimes: Carpal tunnel happens in individuals who are predisposed to having excessive pressure on their median nerves at the wrist by virtue of their wrist anatomy i.E smaller or larger carpal tunnel, sensitive nerve. On top of that predisposition, overuse of the wrist and specifically flexing/extension will bring on symptoms. While massage may presumably "loosen" up the tightness, the relief may be short. ...Read more
Does massage therapy work for back pain, shoulder pain? Is it worth it? What are the alternatives?
Yes: If the presentation us primarily muscular symptoms, massage can give temporary relief but does not address the underlying cause or causes unless it was muscular in origin. Otherwise, depending on the cause of the pain, treatment can range from time, medication, exercise and sometimes injections ...Read more
Can you tell me if ohip covers anything like massage therapy to treat bad posture caused by scoliosis?
Could acupuncture or massage therapy help with costochondritis pain? It's been 2 months now and I don't want to contintue taking so much pain meds
Yes: Costochondritis inflammation can be reduced through placement of localized needles and use of major acupuncture points. I am often able to relieve the pain of a fractured rib with one ear "rib point". No, seriously - 1 needle. I am amazed every time - so are the patients. I wish I knew more about acupuncture when my rib was broken. ...Read more
Perhaps: Massage may be helpful to deal with any swelling associated with an acl/mcl sprain (which is the same as a tear) and it may help to mobilize inflammatory byproducts and increase blood flow to the injured area. It is not a stand alone treatment and should be part of a more general rehabilitation program that may or may not include surgery if the tear of the acl is severe. ...Read more
I have scoliosis so I'm in a lot of pain I have tried massage therapy, exercise and heating pads it doesn't help. I've tried over the counter meds nothing helps. What would you suggest?
Be seen: I would recommend that you consider being seen for a more specific cause of your pain. Scoliosis can lead to conditions that subsequently can cause pain, but scoliosis itself does not have to be associated with pain. A detailed exam, appropriate studies, can likely identify the cause of your pain and treatment options available. ...Read more