Saturday, March 26, 2011
My son recently fractured his arm snowboarding competitively.
He’s anxious to return to the slopes to compete… Can massage speed his
Massage therapy most definitely can help speed recovery on several
levels. When a limb is casted many compensatory challenges occur:
- The opposite limb gets over-used;
- How the person holds or moves their body changes;
- Pain can increase tension in unaffected muscles;
- Sleep is disrupted due to pain or cumbersome splints or casts.
Treating the body around the injury can assist both the physical and
mental recovery in a competitive athlete. A slow, monotonous
convalescence can wear poorly on an athlete’s “mental edge”, making a
minor injury seem more major than it might be. Advanced Sport Massage
techniques used pre- or post-immobilization can increase circulation to
assist in healing, reduce inflammation to limit pain, and aid in
diminishing range-limiting scarring while encouraging healthy &
strong repair tissue.
Massage therapy has proven to be extremely effective post-casting in
helping the patient increase range of motion, increase strength,
decrease pain and thereby being more keen and motivated to stay on their
rehabilitation programs. For competitive athletes or armchair
quarterbacks alike, massage is an integral part of a speedy recovery
particularly when using specific sport techniques and myofascial
I strongly encourage my clients to also utilize my Far Infrared Sauna
(since its free!) following treatments with me as it has been
documented to also speed healing through detoxification, increased
circulation and exposure to the far infrared energy itself.
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