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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 neck pain, shoulder pain, or back pain that is caused by facet joint syndrome, then you may be considering massage as a potential treatment. But what exactly is facet joint syndrome and how can massage 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 Can Help

Massage is one way to treat facet joint syndrome that has been gaining popularity in recent years. During a session, a registered massage therapist (RMT) 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 can help improve circulation which helps remove toxins from the body more effectively. Finally, massage 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 massage are all popular options. It’s important to talk with your RMT 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 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 RMT 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 another RMT in Waterloo or Kitchener at CARESPACE. We are happy to listen and are here to help!

Read About Other Effective Treatments for Facet Joint Syndrome

Facet Joint Syndrome and the Role of a Chiropractor
Facet Joint Syndrome and Physiotherapy
Effective Treatment Options for Facet Joint Syndrome 

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Natalie Yeo, RMT

Massage Therapist
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, 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.

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