Massage Therapy for Frozen Shoulder
When it's painful to shampoo your hair or put your arms around
friends for a photo, the problem might be adhesive capsulitis.
Known as frozen shoulder, this stiffness and soreness within your
shoulder joint can last for as long as a year or even two
As the capsule of connective tissue that encloses your
shoulder's tendons, bones and ligaments gets tighter - for reasons
nobody understands yet - movement gradually becomes more painful.
That's the first stage of frozen shoulder. Pain diminishes during
the next stage, but stiffness continues and range of motion is
reduced. In the final stage, called "thawing," your range of motion
and shoulder strength slowly return.
How Massage Helps
While your frozen shoulder will eventually go back to normal,
Massage Envy can make it easier to live with in the meantime.
of massage will relax muscles in the affected area. That means
less chance of inflammation, which otherwise would cause tenderness
In addition, regular massage therapy can help improve your range
of motion. Tight joints restrict flexibility, but massage
encourages blood flow to underlying tissues that need the nutrients
delivered by fresh, oxygen-rich blood.
Types of Massage
actually increases the level of oxygen in your blood, which leads
to a decrease in muscle toxins and improved circulation.
Trigger Point Therapy, where you
actively identify the location and intensity of sensation, provides
natural management of chronic pain. Often, a single treatment
results in a noticeable reduction of pain, and ongoing treatment
provides even more effective relief.