Whiplash relief with massage

At Fitlife Sports Massage we believe that self-care is not just a luxury; it’s a necessity, especially when it comes to addressing the lingering pain and discomfort of a condition like whiplash.

Whiplash can result from a sudden jolt or impact, often caused by car accidents or sports injuries. If left untreated, it can lead to chronic neck pain and discomfort.

We know that dealing with whiplash can be a challenging journey and that’s why we’re here to help. Our team of skilled massage therapists are dedicated to using massage to alleviate pain and promote healing. So, how can massage help with whiplash?

Seeking medical advice first:

Before diving into how massage can make a difference, it’s essential to recognise that if you experience whiplash, seeking medical advice is the first step. A doctor’s examination can rule out any severe injuries, ensuring your safety.

Once your doctor has given you the green light, our team can assist you in the healing process. Here’s how massage therapy plays a crucial role in addressing whiplash:

Myofascial release: This technique is a cornerstone in our approach to whiplash recovery. Myofascial release can help free restricted neck muscles and fascia, which often contribute to the stiffness and discomfort associated with whiplash. Additionally, it can unlock dysfunctional fascial holding patterns that may have formed at the time of the injury.

Static compression: Trigger points are common in the cervical muscles following a whiplash injury. Applying static compression to these trigger points can promote muscle relaxation and increase the influx of oxygen, preventing prolonged muscular dysfunction.

Deep tissue massage: Once the superficial muscles are relaxed, deep tissue massage can address deeper issues. It targets contracted deep fascia, adhesions and scar tissue that may have formed over time. Our therapists are highly trained to ensure they stay within your pain tolerance level while working to free tissue that may have tightened around local nerves.

Receiving massage therapy for whiplash as soon as possible can make a significant difference in your recovery. Early intervention can speed up the healing process and reduce the likelihood of developing chronic neck pain. We are here to provide you with expert care and support on your journey to recovery.

If you or someone you know is dealing with whiplash, we invite you to book a session with our experienced massage therapists. We’re here to help you regain your comfort, mobility and overall well-being. Book an appointment today.

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