To find the best Neuromuscular therapy massage for carpal tunnel syndrome relief in Denver visit Peace of Mind Massage and Wellness on Old South Pearl Street in Platt Park close by to Washington Park, Cherry Creek, Capital Hill, Englewood, Glendale, and central to all of Denver, Colorado.
If you are looking for carpal tunnel relief in Denver massage therapy is an excellent carpal tunnel syndrome treatment. Specifically, incorporating Neuromuscular Therapy into your carpal tunnel treatments can help eliminate your symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome.
What is carpal tunnel syndrome? Symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome can manifest as numbness or tingling down the arms to the hands, or swelling in the wrists due to a blockage of lymph fluid caused by compression of the structures with the carpal tunnel. Those who demand a lot of their arms and wrists, such as the musicians, weight lifters, cyclists and mountain climbers we see at our Denver massage clinic, suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome and other repetitive strain injuries. But more commonly these symptoms are caused by the repetitive motions in our busy every day lives such as typing, lifting heavy objects, and tightly gripping the steering wheel. These daily motions activate the muscles of the upper body and put pressure on the hand and wrist at a specific angle that causes them to become strained and shortened. Over a period of time the activation of the upper body muscles will cause the fascia that encases the muscles to become twisted around the muscle, forming knots in the muscles commonly known as trigger points.
The fascia surrounding the muscles is the connective tissue that lubricates and allows smooth movement of the muscles. Tangling of this connective tissue will inhibit movement and cause the knots in the muscles that result in pain from the neck down to the fingertips. Myofascial release massage technique is an effective way to loosen up the connective tissue and restore balance in the body. This modality requires friction to isolate the fascia and it uses minimal massage lotion and steady pressure in order to gain the amount of friction required for a full release. Once the fascia is effectively spread out over the muscle the trigger point in the muscle itself can be better accessed for release. Because the fascia and the muscle work together for function, myofascial release and trigger point therapy can be used together to treat them. The combination of these modalities is known as Neuromuscular Therapy. Neuromuscular Therapy is a safe, natural and effective carpal tunnel syndrome treatment that provides carpal tunnel relief when done by a skilled practitioner. All of the therapists at Peace of Mind Massage in Denver specialize in Neuromuscular Therapy and each therapist has their own unique approach to delivering a personally tailored massage treatment.
Carpal tunnel treatments will not only focus on the hand, wrist, and arm, but it is important for trigger point therapy to be done to all the referral areas in the neck and shoulders. The symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome can be felt in the neck and shoulder because trigger points in the neck obscure the passageway of the nerves through the thoracic cavity to the arm and upper back. If you have ever experienced tingling or numbness in the hands or arms during a massage when the therapist is administering pressure to trigger points of the neck, this is why. Once the major contributors in the neck and shoulder have been released the next step is to isolate the tendons around the wrists and elbow and the muscles in the forearm that have been constricted. During trigger point therapy for carpal tunnel relief the therapist will apply increments of pressure to specific areas, which can be painful, until the pain ceases or decreases and the muscle lengthens, indicating that the trigger point has been released.
While Neuromuscular therapy can be effective in relieving pain and symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome, it is important to take steps in your life to protect yourself against repetitive injury and pain. There are helpful counter-stretches that, when used routinely, will relieve pressure from the arms and upper torso during the work routine. One simple suggestion is to train your hands to go into proper resting; resting on the pinky side with palms facing each other and straight wrists. If you can make a habit of doing this simple transition between keystrokes at the computer, it will allow the muscles to relax. Stand right up at your computer desk and use the desk to stretch your wrists and forearms.
At Peace of Mind Massage in Denver, we always recommend that you stay hydrated not only before and after your carpal tunnel treatments, but throughout every day. This will aid the body in natural processes such as fascia providing lubrication to the muscle movement. Icing any areas that you are experiencing acute pain will decrease the flow of blood and reduce inflammation in the muscles. Taking care of yourself and listening to your body will increase body awareness. Making a commitment to receiving one massage a month or more will help isolate the problem areas and relieve unnecessary pain from your day to day life! We also encourage complimentary therapies such as acupuncture and physical therapy. While we don’t offer these services at our Denver massage clinic, we refer with great businesses that do in our neighborhood.
Our Denver community is very health minded and we are passionate about helping you lead a healthy live. The worst thing about carpal tunnel syndrome is it’s effect on your ability to not only do every day tasks but to do the things you love like riding in a Colorado mountain bike race or going white water rafting on an adventure to one of our beautiful mountain towns. We believe as Massage Therapists it’s our job to not only help you relax, but to help you manage your pain so that you can experience relief and do the things you love.
If you are interested in trying Neuromuscular Therapy in Denver call 303-881-5533 or book an appointment online today at Peace of Mind Massage! You can visit our website to read more about Neuromuscular Therapy or if you’re ready to book a Neuromuscular Massage with us click here to book a massage online.
Written by Amber Delay, LMT
Edited and Published by Nicole Davis, LMT, NCTMB, Owner
Peace of Mind Massage, INC.
1249 S. Pearl St.
Denver, CO, 80210
Davies, Clair and Amber Davies. The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook. Second Edition. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, 2004. Print.