Shoulder osteoarthritis is a common condition experienced by many people. It affects the shoulder joint, making it difficult to move and perform everyday tasks. But did you know that massage therapy can be an effective treatment for shoulder osteoarthritis? Let’s take a look at how massage therapy can help with this condition.
Types of Massage Therapy for Shoulder Osteoarthritis
There are several different types of massage therapy that can be used to treat shoulder osteoarthritis. These include Deep Tissue Massage, Swedish Massage, Trigger Point Massage, and Myofascial Release Therapy. Each type of massage technique works differently on the body and has its own set of benefits.
Deep Tissue Massage is a type of massage that targets the deeper layers of muscle tissue in order to relieve pain and stiffness in the affected area. This type of massage also helps to increase blood flow and reduce inflammation in the area.
Swedish Massage is a softer and gentler form of massage that uses long strokes to relax muscles and reduce tension in the affected area. This type of massage also helps to improve circulation and ease muscle pain associated with shoulder osteoarthritis.
Trigger Point Therapy is a type of massage that focuses on trigger points which are areas on the body where tension builds up due to repetitive movements or strain from injury. Trigger point therapy helps to release these areas of tension and reduce the pain associated with them.
Myofascial Release Therapy is a type of massage that focuses on releasing tightness in the fascia which is a thin layer of connective tissue surrounding our muscles, bones, and organs. By releasing this tightness, myofascial release therapy helps to reduce pain and restore mobility in the affected area.
Massage therapy can be an effective treatment for shoulder osteoarthritis as it can help reduce pain, stiffness, and inflammation while improving circulation and restoring mobility in the affected area. However, it is important to consult your doctor before beginning any type of treatment as some treatments may not be suitable for certain conditions or individuals depending on their health status or medical history.
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!