Expert Massage Therapy for
Rotator Cuff Injury Relief
at Flow Plus Massage Therapy in Highland Park, IL
A rotator cuff injury refers to damage or strain in the group of muscles that surround the shoulder joint, known as the rotator cuff.
This group consists of four main muscles:
- Teres minor
Each muscle plays a crucial role in lifting the arms and facilitating various movements of the shoulder joint. When the rotator cuff is impaired, everyday tasks become challenging, and even simple actions like sleeping on the affected side can be painful and difficult.
Most typical rotator cuff injuries are:
Reasons of Rotator Cuff Injuries
Athletes involved in sports that require repetitive overhead motions, such as swimming or tennis, are particularly susceptible. Similarly, individuals with occupations involving repetitive arm movements, like construction workers, also face an increased risk of developing rotator cuff injuries.
Say Goodbye to Rotator Cuff Pain with the Power of Massage Therapy
The Benefits of Swedish Massage
How Massage Therapy Benefits Rotator Cuff Injuries
Decrease inflammation and pain:
Massage therapy can help reduce inflammation and alleviate pain associated with rotator cuff tears. The techniques used during a massage can promote blood flow to the affected area, reducing swelling and inflammation. By targeting the specific muscles and tissues around the rotator cuff, massage therapists can help relieve pain and discomfort.
Release scar tissue:
After a rotator cuff tear, scar tissue can form as part of the healing process. However, excessive scar tissue can restrict movement and contribute to pain and stiffness. Massage therapy can help break down and release scar tissue, allowing for improved mobility and function in the shoulder joint. Massage therapists can help remodel scar tissue and promote healthier tissue formation through targeted techniques such as friction and cross-fiber massage.
Loosen tight and tense muscles:
Rotator cuff tears can cause surrounding muscles to become tight and tense. Massage therapy can help relax these muscles by applying pressure, kneading, and stretching techniques. Massage therapy can relieve and improve overall comfort by releasing tension and tightness in the muscles around the shoulder girdle.
Increase range of motion in the shoulder girdle:
Restricted range of motion is a common issue after a rotator cuff tear. Massage therapy can be beneficial in restoring and increasing the range of motion in the shoulder joint. Through various massage techniques, such as stretching, joint mobilization, and passive range of motion exercises, massage therapists can help improve flexibility, allowing for better movement and functionality of the shoulder girdle.
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If you are seeking relief from discomfort, looking to release scar tissue, or aiming to improve mobility, our dedicated team at Flow Plus Massage Therapy is here to support you on your journey to recovery. Our skilled massage therapists are trained to identify the specific areas of your body that require attention and provide targeted treatment to address your rotator cuff injury.
To book your massage therapy session, simply give us a call at 847.662.0978. Our friendly staff will be happy to assist you in scheduling an appointment with one of our expert therapists.
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