Do you feel a dull, aching pain that causes you to experience numbness and immobility? If your answer is yes, you could have a pinched nerve. Pinched nerves are caused by a compression of the nerves by connective tissue, muscle, or bone. This kind of pressure happens over time from poor posture or injuries. So how do you determine the severity of the pinched nerve and find relief? Studies show that massage therapy can help.
In A Pinch
A pinched nerve can happen to anyone at any time. Some people find it a common occurrence because of their lifestyle, while others experience it less frequently. Some individuals that experience pinched nerves can find relief through different methods or treatments and their pain disappears quickly. However, for the people who experience it more frequently, a full body massage is a great way to alleviate the pain and get their healthy body back.
Why a full body massage? Well when a pinched nerve occurs, we don’t always have an accurate location of the pressure. The most common places to experience a pinched nerve are the back, shoulders, and neck, but pinched nerves can occur anywhere on the body due to overuse and stress on muscles.
Full Body Relief
Most doctors approve of massage therapy for pinched nerves. However, it is always a good idea to check in with your doctor first to make sure you can head to a reputable massage therapist in Westminster for pinched nerve relief. Alternative measures relieve the pressure by increasing blood flow to the body ultimately releasing the pressure of the nerves. There are two types of full body massage treatments that help with specific nerve injury:
Swedish massage applies light to medium pressure to the body which helps increase the oxygen flow and promote relaxation. Relaxation is the key component to a Swedish massage. This type of massage gently manipulates the muscles with gliding strokes that follow in the direction of the blood flow to the heart. Unlike most full body massages, massage therapists use their arms and elbows in conjunction with their hands to work the superficial muscles. For those that prefer a lighter pressure massage but need to find relief from a pinched nerve, this mild full body massage technique is a great solution to relieve the ache and pain.
Thai massage uses different techniques that help improve flexibility, balance and posture while detoxifying the body. This type of massage utilizes exercise movements that activate and stretch tired and aching muscles. These muscles may have been overworked and tightened and have been interfering with your hormones and nerves. Thai massage helps to reduce stress which takes the pressure off your nerves and muscles by balancing your energy to promote mental clarity and focus.
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