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Clinical Massage For Treating a Frozen Shoulder

Updated: Dec 14, 2023

Frozen shoulder, also known as adhesive capsulitis, is a condition that causes pain and stiffness in the shoulder joint. It is characterized by a progressive decrease in the range of motion of the shoulder, both actively and passively. This means that the person with frozen shoulder will have difficulty moving their shoulder on their own, and it will also be difficult for someone else to move their shoulder for them.

Frozen shoulder is not fully understood, but it is thought to be caused by inflammation and thickening of the capsule that surrounds the shoulder joint. The capsule is a connective tissue that helps to keep the shoulder joint stable. When the capsule becomes inflamed and thickened, it can restrict the movement of the shoulder joint.

Frozen shoulder typically affects people between the ages of 40 and 60, and it is more common in women than in men.

There is no cure for frozen shoulder, but there are a number of treatments including massage that can help to relieve the pain and stiffness and improve the range of motion in the shoulder.

Clinical massage can be a valuable part of a comprehensive treatment plan for a frozen shoulder. Our qualified massage therapists can help to reduce pain and inflammation, improve range of motion, and promote relaxation.

Clinical Thai Therapeutic  Massage for Frozen shoulder
Clinical Thai Therapeutic Massage for Frozen shoulder

Clinical massage can help with frozen shoulder:

  • Reduces pain and inflammation: Clinical massage can help to reduce pain and inflammation in the shoulder joint by increasing blood flow and circulation. This can help to loosen tight muscles and tissues, and to reduce the swelling and inflammation that can contribute to pain.

  • Improves range of motion: Clinical massage can help to improve range of motion in the shoulder joint by stretching and mobilizing the muscles and tissues around the joint. This can help to break up adhesions and scar tissue, and to improve the overall flexibility of the shoulder.

  • Promotes relaxation: Clinical massage can help to promote relaxation and reduce stress, which can also help to reduce pain and improve range of motion. When the muscles are relaxed, they are less likely to spasm and cause pain.

In addition to these general benefits, clinical massage can also be used to target specific trigger points and areas of tension in the shoulder. Trigger points are small, hypersensitive areas of muscle that can cause pain and referred pain in other parts of the body. By massaging trigger points, the therapist can help to release the tension and relieve pain.

Clinical massage is a safe and effective treatment for frozen shoulder for most people. However, it is important to talk to your doctor before getting a massage if you have any underlying health conditions or injuries.

Body Flow Therapy massage therapists are experienced at treating frozen shoulder.

Here are some tips for getting a clinical massage for frozen shoulder:

  • Communicate your needs to the therapist before the massage begins. Let them know what areas of your shoulder are painful and stiff, and what your goals for the massage are.

  • Be sure to relax and breathe deeply during the massage. This will help the therapist to work more effectively.

  • Listen to your body and let the therapist know if anything is too painful.

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