Therapeutic massage case study
Therapeutic massages are different from the kind you may have experienced as part of a pamper package at a spa or beauty clinic. They are designed to treat a number of musculoskeletal issues, alleviating pain, increasing mobility and generally improving an individual’s quality of life. Here’s a case study relating to Theresa, a patient of Lushington Chiropractic in Eastbourne, which explains how therapeutic massage works in practice.
Theresa visited Lushington chiropractic for treatment on a trapped nerve in her neck and shoulder. During her initial appointment with masseuse Andy Swan she explained how she was experiencing pain on the left side of her body, accompanied by tingling and numbness down the left arm into the hand.
First treatment: The main outcome was to relieve or ease the tingling and numbness down the arm, this was achieved using a combination of deep tissue massage and gentler effleurage massage strokes (a form of massage involving a repeated circular stroking movement made with the palm of the hand) to the trapezius muscle (the large triangular muscle extending over the back of the neck and shoulders and moving the head and shoulder blade). Andy also treated the rhomboid levator scapula and scalenes (a group of muscles in the neck) by stretching and kneading the muscles to ease the tension and stiffness that was resulting in the tingling sensation.
In this case, the initial treatment helped to significantly reduce the tingling and numbness, reducing the discomfort. Subsequent appointments were then focused on reducing the stiffness further and returning full mobility to the trouble areas. This was aided by work with Theresa on improving head carriage and posture.
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