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Facet Joint Syndrome and the Benefits of Massage Therapy

facet joint syndrome and benefits of massage therapy

If you are suffering from pain in your neck, shoulders, or back that is caused by facet joint syndrome, then you may be considering massage therapy as a potential treatment. But what exactly is facet joint syndrome and how can massage therapy help? Let’s take a look.

What is Facet Joint Syndrome?

Facet joint syndrome is an inflammation of the tiny joints located between the vertebrae in your spine. It can be caused by repetitive motions such as lifting heavy objects or sitting for extended periods of time without proper support. As these tiny joints become inflamed, they start to press on the nerves coming from the spine, causing pain and discomfort. In extreme cases, it can also lead to issues with mobility and range of motion.

How Massage Therapy Can Help

Massage therapy is one way to treat facet joint syndrome that has been gaining popularity in recent years. During a massage session, a therapist will use their hands to gently manipulate the affected area—this helps to loosen up tight muscles and reduce swelling around the joints. Additionally, massage therapy can help improve circulation which helps remove toxins from the body more effectively. Finally, massage therapy can also help reduce stress levels which can contribute significantly to chronic pain conditions such as facet joint syndrome.

What Kind of Massage Should I Get?

There are a few different types of massages that may be beneficial for those suffering with facet joint syndrome; Swedish massage, Deep Tissue massage, and Trigger Point Therapy are all popular options. It’s important to talk with your therapist about what type of massage would work best for you—everyone’s needs are different so it’s important to find something that works for you specifically.

Massage therapy is an increasingly popular option among those suffering from facet joint syndrome due to its ability to reduce inflammation while increasing circulation and reducing stress levels in the body. Working with an experienced therapist who understands your particular needs will help ensure that you get the most out of each session—ultimately helping you manage your condition more effectively over time.

If you have any questions or would like to explore further, please book a free, no-charge online appointment with either myself, Natalie Yeo, RMT, or one of the other registered massage therapists at CARESPACE Health+Wellness in Kitchener and Waterloo. We are happy to listen and are here to help!

Natalie Yeo

Natalie Yeo

Natalie is passionate about helping you reach your goals to get you back to living a pain free life. Natalie does this by combining hands on massage treatments with personalized home care exercises that suit your needs. Natalie is trained in general Swedish massage, Trigger point therapy, Myofasical release and Joint mobilizations. Natalie can help you with a verity of different conditions including stress, pain management, overuse injuries, postural imbalances, neurological conditions, sports related injuries and so many more.