Pinched nerve and Massage Therapy

Posted on October 3rd, 2014 by Shari´ Parks

Are tingling, numbness, or sharp pain’s happening in your body? It could be the symptoms of a pinched nerve. First, it’s important to understand the diagnosis. A pinched nerve is when a nerve is damaged in some way and unable to fully send signals. Massage therapy can assist with relieving muscular pressure on the nerve and reducing the pain. Be aware to not schedule a deep pressure session. Deep tissue work can aggravate the area and prolong it’s recovery. Among massage therapy, here are a few things to keep in mind with a pinched nerve.

A few crucial healing elements are:

* Rest. Avoid overworking the affected area.
* Ice and Heat. Ice helps with inflammation. Heat helps with relaxing the area and increasing blood flow.
* Healthy diet. There are certain foods known to help with treatment. Calcium and potassium are two that should be added into your diet by way of supplements or in your food.
* Exercise. Inactivity can lead to muscle weakness which can slow the rate of healing.

Bottom line, do not ignore a pinched nerve. Seek professional assistance from your Massage Therapist right away.

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