Tennis Elbow Massage Therapy
Whether you play tennis, paint, rake, knit or type, repetitive
arm movements or nonstop gripping can put a strain on your tendons.
It can also stress your muscles and lead to tiny tears in your
Tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis, makes it difficult to do
ordinary things like hold a pencil, turn the steering wheel, raise
your hand, grip a hammer, open a door or carry a suitcase. The
point where tendons connect to your outside elbow bone becomes
painful and tender, and the pain might extend into your wrist or
WebMD notes that the recovery period for tennis elbow will vary
from person to person, and that it can last for weeks or even
months. However, body work - such as massage therapy - can make a
The professional massage therapists at Massage Envy are
experienced in using massage to help lengthen muscles, loosen scar
tissue and provide deep pain relief, all of which is beneficial for
injuries caused by overuse.
Sports Massage Therapy
While every type of massage is effective in improving
circulation and boosting relaxation, which is encouraged by the
release of serotonin that works as a natural pain-killer and
Massage can be particularly effective for people whose tennis
elbow is literally a result of playing tennis.
Your Sports Massage therapist can focus specifically on the
troublesome area, helping relieve pain as well as promoting
flexibility and reducing muscle soreness with a massage provided
either before or after exercise.