In chronic pain? Deep tissue massage relief is at hand.

By: Susan Polano Jan 11, 2013

What kind of massage can help with my chronic pain?

A special technique that can relieve persistent, ongoing pain.

You wake up and immediately know it’s going to be another “bad” day. Pain radiates from your spine and you curl up in a ball hoping it will go away. It doesn’t. So you get up and do some deep breathing and slow stretching. And medicate.

As you limp around, you begin to feel like the Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz. If only the Wizard suggested the Tin Man got a deep tissue massage, maybe he would have felt better years before he met Dorothy and her oil can.

You see, deep tissue massage may sound painful for people with chronic pain conditions, but it is actually a special technique that can relieve persistent, ongoing pain and limited range of motion for people with medical conditions like:

  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic pain
  • Edema or swelling
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Stress
  • Sciatica
  • Whiplash
  • Chronic tension
  • Neck and back pain

Deep tissue massage works with connective tissue in our bodies and can decrease knots while it increases motion in joints. It is very helpful to release muscle tension and knots. And best of all it can help reduce those lingering aches and pains as you try to get on with your day.

Even if you have years of chronic pain issues or even scar tissues from old injuries, it is not too late to try deep tissue massage or a combination of treatments to suit your needs. The body wants to heal and when muscles are stressed, they can block oxygen and nutrients from healing you. This builds up toxins in muscle tissues. And this causes ongoing pain and of course, ongoing stress.

A certified and gifted body-worker, Susan practices holistic massage. She has been practicing in the health and wellness industry for 10 years in Massage, Prenatal Care, Sports Massage, Reflexology, Lymphatic Drainage, and Aromatherapy. Susan is passionate about alternative health and the healing arts. She believes that the benefits of natural healing work alongside traditional scientific approaches. Drawing from her expertise in several modalities, Thermotherapy, Aromatherapy, Joint Release Movements, Shiatsu and Swedish Massage, Susan provides an intuitive, comforting and customized treatment with each massage. Her sessions not only stimulate the muscles and lymphatic system, but also create positive effects to the heart and mind that last long after the treatments are over.