Injury Recovery Massage
Therapeutic Massage that Heals Injuries
When you have an accident or suffer an injury, your muscles and soft tissues can harden, become fibrotic and lose elasticity. Scar tissue can also form, which shortens your muscles, ligaments, and tendons. Hardened tissue prevents full range of motion, pulls bones out of their proper alignment and causes pain. A person who has been in an accident or has been injured often has one hip or shoulder higher than the other, a knee, elbow or wrist that won’t bend or fully extend or a neck that can’t fully turn.
An injury recovery massage from Kristina Lentz helps restores muscle elasticity, and range of motion and decreases or completely eliminates muscle pain. Some of the common injuries Kristina treats are: rotator cuff, carpal tunnel, whiplash, pulled hamstrings, thoracic outlet, bursitis, nerve entrapments, sciatica, medial and lateral collateral lesions of the knee, all types of tendinitis, ankle sprains, plantar fasciitis, hammer toes and arthritis of the thumb and fingers. She uses myofascial release to realign hips and shoulders, trigger point massage to release muscles, orthopedic massage to put muscles in their correct position, Swedish massage to relax muscles and Active Release Therapy to break down adhesions and scar tissue.
During an injury recovery massage, more oxygen is pumped into soft tissues, allowing muscles to heal at an accelerated rate. Injury recovery massage supports and enhances the benefits of other healing modalities, including chiropractic, acupuncture and physical therapy.
If you have painful fibrotic muscles, injury recovery massage from Beyond Massage in San Rafael will help speed you back to full functionality. Kristina Lentz advises that 4 treatments once a week, followed by 4 treatments twice a month can make your muscles soft and supple again.