Frozen shoulder, referred to as adhesive capsulitis in the medical world is a debilitating condition which is characterised by pain and stiffness in the shoulder joint accompanied with a limited range of movement. A person suffering from frozen shoulder is often unable to lift his/her arm over the head, reach for a high shelf or sleep on the side of the affected shoulder. Regular remedial massage treatments can alleviate the pain associated with this condition and help relax and loosen up the stiff shoulder muscles. The remedial massage therapists working at Melbourne Natural Therapies use a number of massage techniques to effectively treat frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis) in a safe and natural way.
Deep Tissue Massage
In this massage technique, the remedial massage therapist applies steady pressure on the affected shoulder muscles in order to break the adhesions in the scar tissues. This type of massage also stimulates the flow of blood to the affected area, thus promoting the healing process.
Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger point therapy is yet another effective massage technique used by massage therapists working at Melbourne Natural Therapies to treat frozen shoulder. In this type of treatment, the therapists apply constant pressure on the targeted (trigger) points within the shoulder muscles with an aim to relieve muscle spasms.
Swedish Massage therapy
Remedial massage therapists also use Swedish massage tecchniques for the treatment of frozen shoulder. This type of massage involves using long strokes and gentle kneading on the surface muscle tissues with an aim to reduce tension and stress in the muscles and increase circulation.
Passive strecthes work at elongating the capsular tissues which are located around the shoulder. The remedial massage therapists use various arm stretching exercises to slowly rotate the frozen shoulder. This type of massage is believed to produce significant results provided it is performed by an experienced remedial massage therapist.
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