Does massage therapy help frozen shoulder?

Frozen shoulder, also known as Capsulitis Adhesive.

A frozen shoulder will limit someone’s mobility. Plus people who suffer from this injury experience dull and intense pain. This injury will restrain people from doing their daily routines. And these people who are suffering from a frozen shoulder will face a long recovering process. But with the right (massage) therapy a full recovery is possible in many cases. In this article, we will try to explain more about the treatment of this long-lasting injury.

What is a frozen shoulder?

A frozen shoulder or as they call it in medical terms Adhesive Capsulitis is an injury that will restrict a person’s mobility. The restrictions are caused by an inflammation of the capsule around the shoulder joint. People who suffer from a frozen shoulder usually experience problems during their everyday activities. Combing their hair, putting on a t-shirt, or brushing their teeth can be a painful experience. Also sleeping on the side of the injured shoulder will lead to a lot of pain and discomfort.

The three stages of people with a frozen shoulder experience

  • Massage therapy tamarindo MassagePhase 1: most people experience the most pain during the first stage. These people feel a nagging pain. Especially when people are laying on their sore shoulders. Pain-reducing therapies are helpful these days. This treatment will slowly improve the mobility of the person who suffers from a frozen shoulder. This stage normally has a duration of a few weeks until  9 months.
  • Phase 2: In this stage, the pain decreases. But the stiffness will still be there. The duration of the second phase is between 4 and 12 months.
  • Phase 3: The recovery process starts during this stage. Slowly the pain will go away and the mobility improves. The complete recovering stage can take up to 3 years.

What does a frozen shoulder treatment process look like?

With the current techniques, we know that physiotherapists hardly can speed up the duration of the recovery time. But from experience, we also know that (massage) therapy almost always is really welcome in the recovery process. With the right exercises and massage techniques, the pain will be reduced. Also, does therapy help you to feel more relaxed?

Does massage therapy help frozen shoulder?

The answer is yes although Massage therapy can not cure a frozen shoulder it helps! Massage therapy will help you to deal with the pain, will help you to relax, and is a valuable prevention method. The most effective massage technique we from Massage Tamarindo apply is trigger point massage. Our professional therapist will find the trigger points and will deactivate them.

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Book an appointment at Tamarindo Massage when you suffer from a frozen shoulder. Our trained massage therapists can help you to reduce the pain!