Frozen shoulder, medically known as adhesive capsulitis, refers to a condition where the shoulder becomes stiff and painful, limiting the range of motion and causing discomfort. While the exact cause of frozen shoulder is unknown, it commonly affects people aged between 40 and 60 years and those recovering from a shoulder surgery or injury. Massage therapy is one of the effective treatments that can help to ease the discomfort and improve the shoulder’s mobility.
Massage is an excellent therapy for frozen shoulder, as it targets the affected area, reducing pain and inflammation. The massage therapist will gently apply pressure to the shoulder muscles and surrounding tissues, which helps to relieve tension and increase blood flow. The increased circulation to the area helps to reduce swelling and inflammation, which is commonly associated with frozen shoulder. This allows for greater movement in the shoulder joint, making it easier to perform daily activities, such as getting dressed, combing hair, and lifting objects.
Massage therapy can also help to reduce pain, which is a common symptom of frozen shoulder. The massage therapist will use various techniques, such as deep tissue massage, myofascial release, and stretching, to release tension in the shoulder muscles, which can also alleviate pain. This can help to improve the quality of sleep as pain and discomfort often affect sleep patterns.
Massage therapy is a non-invasive, holistic treatment for frozen shoulder, making it a safe and natural treatment option. Unlike medications or surgery, massage therapy does not have any side effects and is a more affordable method of treatment. Regular massage therapy sessions can also help to prevent the recurrence of frozen shoulder in the future.
In conclusion, frozen shoulder can cause severe discomfort and limit daily activities, but massage therapy can help to alleviate symptoms and improve shoulder mobility. Massage therapy is a safe, non-invasive, and affordable treatment option, making it a popular choice among patients with frozen shoulder. If you are suffering from frozen shoulder, schedule an appointment with a licensed massage therapist to discuss your treatment options and help alleviate pain and improve your shoulder’s range of motion.
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