Massage for Motor Vehicle Accidents
Motor vehicle accidents can cause a variety of problems. Your car may need extensive repairs, or you may even need to replace it. But, transportation is the least of your worries if you were injured in a crash. You may have injuries like whiplash, sprains, and strains, not to mention the emotional trauma involved. Your physician can refer you to a registered massage therapy clinic as a part of your treatment. Here’s a brief overview of what you can expect.
Stress Reduction Massage
No matter what injuries you have, your autonomic nervous system is nearly always affected when you’re in a motor vehicle accident. The shock and trauma you experienced at the time of the incident can linger for days, weeks, or even longer.
Early on, your massage therapist is extremely careful to allow time for your body to begin to recover. So, they may devote your first session to helping you relax and regain your emotional equilibrium. They may use Swedish massage techniques to start your recovery process. When it’s safe, your massage therapist can move on to other techniques.
Massage to Reduce Pain and Swelling
After an auto accident, you may have problems with the circulation of blood and lymph, which can lead to swelling. Your massage therapist can use various techniques to help reduce the swelling. This is important because it helps your body heal.
Pain can also be a major problem after a car wreck. Any part of your body that was directly or indirectly affected might be painful. Also, you might experience headaches due to tension and neck strains. Your massage therapist will use the techniques needed to help relieve the pain at the moment and prevent it from becoming a chronic condition.
Techniques to Improve Range of Motion
The injuries you sustain in a motor vehicle accident can reduce the range of motion in your joints. Massage is a proven method of improving range of motion. Often, massage therapists use deep tissue massage as well as other modalities to help relieve joint pain and help your joints move more freely.
Massage to Prevent Scar Tissue from Forming
Also, you may develop scar tissue after being injured in a car accident. Scars decrease the blood supply to your nerve cells and muscles, whether the scars are visible or hidden within your soft tissues. Your massage therapist can use different techniques to increase circulation in those areas. At the same time, these methods break down the adhesions and prevent new ones.
Your Massage Therapist Is Here to Help
If you’ve been in a motor vehicle accident, massage therapy can make a significant difference in the way you feel physically and emotionally. It can help you move more freely and prevent acute injuries from becoming chronic conditions.
Talk to your massage therapist at Davie Village RMT to find out how massage can help you. After an examination and consultation, your RMT can help you recover and get back to life as you know it as soon as possible.