Guest Blog: The Benefits Of Orthopedic Massage
This week’s guest blog post is written by Greg Eisenberg, owner of Symmetry Sports Massage. He is one of the BEST massage therapists out there!! Here is what he has to say:
THE BENEFITS OF ORTHOPEDIC MASSAGE:
Orthopedic Massage provides specialized massage techniques that treat many soft tissue disorders of the human body. It involves assessment, potentially a number of massage modalities, movements of the tissue and joints to encourage healing, relieve pain, and increase mobility.
The primary focus of this therapy is to restore the musculoskeletal function and structural balance of the body, as trauma from injuries often produces an imbalance within the body, exacerbating pain in normal daily activity.
Many orthopedic injuries stem from sports injuries. Often chronic pain from broken bones and/or scar tissue can cause muscle problems long after healing.
The therapy is often used to identify and correct painful chronic conditions like sciatica, scoliosis, patella tendinitis, thoracic outlet syndrome, carpal tunnel syndrome, and many other medical conditions.
It is important that the therapist communicate well with the client in order to accurately treat the muscle issues and understand any underlying problem.
The four stages of Orthopedic Bodywork:
- Evaluation Assessment – searching for the how and why answers – How injury happened, and why there is pain
- Musculoskeletal evaluation – discussing the physiological benefits of treatment – which involves matching a particular type of therapy with the particular injury presented
- Treatment – distinguishing the massage techniques that are actually helping (and not hurting the client), and talking to clients, where they are involved in treatment.
- Health maintenance treatment – understanding what maintenance and self-care is all about, and how regular sessions can relieve pain, prevent re-injury, and encourage long-term healing.
Long-term results can be provided from the massage when the therapist truly understands what tissues are involved in the pain and/or injury, and how to treat those muscles effectively.
Using many different types of massage therapy, from many different fields of soft tissue work, sessons often include myofascial release, stretching, neuromuscular therapy, positional release, and trigger point therapy.
Symmetry Sports Massage also practices sports massage (preventative injury and recovery) and relaxation massage (Swedish). Benefits of these therapies will follow in a future post.
Feel free to message, text, email or call with any questions. email: Greg@symmetrysportsmassage.com phone: 770-330-8835 website: symmetrysportsmassage.com