Massage Therapy for Tendinitis
Every time you stretch, twist or bend, your tendons -- the
tissues that attach your muscles to your bones -- go into action.
Too much action can result in tendinitis or tendonitis, the
inflammation which is caused by repetitive motion as well as by
aging and injuries that tear your muscle fibers.
Giving the irritated area time to heal makes sense, but often
people can't take as much time as needed to let the muscle rest.
While tendinitis usually goes away within a month, continued use of
the joint can result in chronic tendinitis.
Unlocking Your Joints
If the tissue sheath surrounding your tendon becomes too narrow
due to scarring or disease, chronic tendinitis can result in the
joint "locking up." Massage can help provide relief before that
happens, regardless of whether your tendinitis is caused by overuse
or other factors.
Factors like injury frequently result in scar tissue, but
regular massage therapy can loosen that tissue to keep it from
clogging your muscle fibers. This not only helps you sustain your
range of motion, but also keeps your muscles more supple to reduce
the chance of further injury.
How Massage Works
Your professional massage therapist at Massage Envy will address
your specific tendinitis issues with therapy customized for your
situation. This might include:
- Deep Tissue Massage, which helps reduce inflammation and
eliminate scar tissue that can create tightness in muscles, tendons
- Sports Massage, which targets muscle-tendon junctions to
improve endurance and flexibility while also helping reduce fatigue
and prevent injury