Friday, May 31, 2013
Massage and Spinal Stenosis
Spinal stenosis an abnormal narrowing (stenosis) of the spinal canal that may occur in any of the spine regions. The narrowing causes a restriction in the spinal canal, resulting in a neurological deficit. It can be a very painful condition that causes great discomfort due to the degenerative effects on the neck and back. A professional massage can be used to greatly alleviate the pain and discomfort. If not diagnosed and treated properly, this painful condition can lead to chronic back and neck pain, which can limit the daily activities of the sufferer. Household chores, work, and even family fun time can be a challenge.
Normally, the pain of spinal stenosis is located in the lower back, as well as the neck region. It can also radiate to arms, hips, and legs. Flexibility may be lost, and discomfort can occur when leaning backwards. Some people may also suffer numbness, tingling, and cramping. Walking for any extended period of time can also prove difficult, as well as stretching. A professionalmassage is beneficial for all these negative effects that spinal stenosis has on a person's life.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is always advised to first contact your healthcare provider. You need to ascertain whether the pain is actually caused by spinal stenosis, as you also need to be able to inform me first, so I can devise a massage plan to assist.
How Can I Help?
· Deep Tissue Massage – this technique is used to reach deeper into the muscles and puts direct pressure to release the muscle tension in your tendons, ligaments, and muscles.
· Swedish Massage – The five basic strokes are effleurage (sliding or gliding), petrissage (kneading), tapotement (rhythmic tapping), friction (cross fiber) and vibration/shaking.
· Cranial Sacral – this involves a gentle manipulation of the soft tissues and bones of the head, as well as the pelvis and spine.
How much massage therapy needed will greatly depend on the client's condition. Some people need ongoing regular massage therapy in order to live a fully functional lifestyle. However, with an individually devised massage program for your particular condition, and even pain level, I can greatly assist in reducing some of the symptoms, and have you feeling much better.
Take the opportunity to read all the information about the services I provide, on my website, Blue Pacific Massage & Body Works, or even visit my Facebook page.
You can call me during business hours on (760) 680 7910.
Don't delay! Start your massage program designed for your specific needs today!
Saturday, May 25, 2013
Scoliosis and Massage Therapy
Scoliosis is no longer a word to fear. A lot of people may have been checked in school to see if they had signs of this ailment. Some don't develop problems until later in life, so it can go undetected for quite some time. Basically, scoliosis is a lateral curvature of the spine (as above). It can cause back pain and a lot of muscular discomfort. Muscles have a difficult time trying to keep the body straight, and can therefore find themselves overworked, which leads to pain. This is where a professional massage therapist Hesperia, can help.
Scoliosis can also be combined with a condition called “kyphosis.” This condition causes a forward arching of the spine, and over the shoulders, (kyphoscoliosis). We will often see this condition in people who look hunched over. Long hours working at a desk and being hunched over a computer, can increase this horrible condition. It becomes difficult to sit up straight, and can make the chest muscles tight, and can even affect breathing.
Blue Pacific Massage and Body Works, is a professional massage therapy business that can provide specialized sports massage techniques to restore functionality, and pain free movement in the bodies of scoliosis sufferers. If someone is already being treated for scoliosis, professional sports massage therapy can assist greatly. it is however, extremely important to advise your massage therapist of what treatment is currently being received, so they can work with the other treatment, and not against it.
Using various methods and techniques, a professional massage therapist can restore movement to the tight muscles that are pressing on the nerves. When muscles are worked on, and the tightness is eased, the pain will also start to ease. Built up toxins are also released, and will work toward a more pain free back area.
It is very important to remember that you should only entrust this type of massage to an experienced professional massage therapist which can be found at Blue Pacific Massage and Body Works massage business in Hesperia CA. With years of experience, training, and qualifications, Terree is a true professional in various modalities and methods for a very wide range of massage techniques.
No massage therapist can reverse the body's decision to have bones growing in a different direction however they can assist with necessary pain management, and give you exercises to perform at home. The correct exercises will help reduce the pain, and give you more freedom of movement.
For any professional sports massage therapy, pain management therapy or even developing a personalized massage program, contact Blue Pacific Massage and Bodyworks (760) 680 7910, and help find a healthier and more pain free you....