Scoliosis Relief with Massage Therapy
Whether you're dealing with congenital scoliosis that's been
present since birth, neuromuscular scoliosis that's caused by
muscular weakness or disease, or functional scoliosis that's caused
by injury, posture, muscle spasms or body compensation patterns,
massage therapy can help.
The Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
published a report on the effects of massage twice a week for eight
weeks, in which author Michael Hamm concluded: "Reported PLs [pain
levels], sleep patterns and functional limitations all showed
substantial improvements over the course of treatment. Massage
therapy is an appropriate tool."
Your professional massage therapist and other health care
practitioners can work together to provide relief for scoliosis.
The type of massage will vary depending on your condition, so make
sure to tell your Massage Envy therapist about any physical
limitations or pain you've experienced.
Types of Therapy
The Institute for Integrative Healthcare Studies has identified
various techniques that are especially helpful for people with
- Cranial Sacral Therapy gently releases tension in muscles and
joints, which can improve mobility and decrease stress.
- Deep Tissue Massage provides intense pressure that helps
stretch tight muscles, boosting circulation for relief of
- Swedish Massage offers light to medium pressure that relieves
problems like back pain, headaches, insomnia and shallow
Regular massage therapy provides other benefits, as well. In
addition to reducing stress and strengthening your immune system,
it can also lower your blood pressure and stress levels while
improving the quality of your sleep and providing a sense of
relaxation that lasts long after your massage is finished.