If you are suffering from calcific tendonitis, massage therapy can help alleviate the pain and discomfort associated with this condition. Calcific tendonitis is a condition caused by calcium deposits that form in a tendon, and it can be quite painful. Massage therapy uses various techniques to reduce inflammation, improve circulation, and reduce stress on the affected area. Let’s take a closer look at how massage therapy can help with calcific tendonitis.
Deep Tissue Massage for Calcific Tendonitis Relief
A deep tissue massage is one of the most popular massage techniques used to treat calcific tendonitis. This type of massage uses firm pressure to target the deeper layers of muscles and fascia in the body, aiding in the relaxation and decreasing tension. Deep tissue massage helps release toxins built up in the muscles due to inflammation and overuse. By stretching and releasing trigger points, deep tissue massage can also help reduce pain caused by calcific tendonitis.
Swedish Massage for Relaxation
Another technique used to treat calcific tendonitis is the Swedish massage. This type of massage utilizes long strokes and kneading motions to relax tense muscles, increase circulation, and promote healing in the affected area. In addition to being great for relaxation purposes, Swedish massage can be helpful in relieving pain associated with calcific tendonitis because it increases blood flow, which helps speed up healing time.
Myofascial Release for Improved Mobility
Myofascial release is another useful technique used to treat calcific tendonitis pain. The goal of myofascial release is to stretch and loosen tight fascia that has become stuck or adhered together due to injury or overuse. Myofascial release helps improve mobility by loosening adhesions that cause restricted movement in the affected area as well as reducing pain caused by those adhesions pressing on nerves or triggering points within muscle tissue.
Overall, if you suffer from calcific tendonitis then there are a number of ways that massage therapy can help relieve your symptoms; from deep tissue massages to Swedish massages, or even myofascial releases – there are many different techniques available for you to try out depending on your individual needs! It’s important that you consult your doctor before beginning any type of treatment so that they can assess your particular situation as well as suggest what types of therapies might best suit you. With regular visits to a qualified therapist combined with at-home exercises tailored towards improving mobility and strength – relief from this painful condition may be just around the corner.
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!