In massage therapy, a trained, certified medical professional (massage therapist) manipulates the soft tissues of your body — muscle, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and skin. The massage therapist uses varying degrees of pressure and movement.
Massage is generally considered part of integrative medicine. Medical centers are offering it more and more as a treatment along with standard treatment. It may be used for a wide range of medical conditions.
Local RMT Massage Therapist
Hiroko Hasegawa, RMT, discusses pregnancy massage therapy.
Neck Pain caused by Whiplash - PainPro Therapeutics
As you’re recovering from your whiplash injuries, there are a couple of key components for you to keep in mind. The first one is, the more positive you are about the outcomes, the more engaged you are with your process, the rehabilitation and the recovery, the better outcome you’re going to have.
We know from those patients that stay engaged and are positive in their recovery process, they do better. Those patients that tend to withdraw, not do as much, and be more fearful, tend to have a longer recovery process.
One of the key components of recovery after a whiplash injury is to stay active, and to stay engaged in your normal day-to-day activities. Now having said that, it’s also important to listen to your body and modify your activities and your exercises based on how your neck feels.
In some instances, in the very beginning of your healing process, it may be necessary to limit some of the activities that you are doing. Now it’s important not to stop doing them, but just to limit the amount you do, how much you do, the intensity.
Those types of limiters are okay in the beginning, but not to stop. You only stop if your therapist or your medical doctor instructs you to do so, because those can be negative effects, and actually prolong your healing and prolong your journey to get better.
For further information on how to stay active and understanding your limitations, go see your local physiotherapist, massage therapist, or chiropractor.
Local Practitioners: Massage Therapist
A Registered Massage Therapist is a health care professional who specializes in helping patients reduce pain, relax and achieve optimal health. He or she has completed education, clinical hours and passed an exam to become registered. A Registered Massage Therapist performs techniques such as craniosacral massage, Manual Lymph Drainage, neuromuscular massage and prenatal massage. In treating patients the therapist can also educate them on massage for muscle pain and massage for sports injuries.