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Benefits of Massage after an Auto Accident

10 Oct Posted by in Blog, Massage | Comments Off on Benefits of Massage after an Auto Accident

After a person is involved in an auto accident, they are quick to seek relief from their injuries or whiplash. Whiplash is the sudden movement of the head in a jerking motion, often back and forth. Whiplash takes place during the actual impact of the accident. Symptoms can be immediate or show up after several days. Often times, a person will experience pain or soreness in their neck, shoulders, or back.

There are many benefits for a person to get massage therapy. Massage helps increase blood flow and circulation to the injured area, allowing nutrients to get to the damaged parts and aid in healing. Massage also aids in range of motion, swelling reduction, and stress. These may help prevent scar tissue from forming.

When you go to a massage therapist, they will work with you to determine the extent of your injury, what your range of motion is, and your level of pain tolerance is. The massage therapist will continually communicate with you to provide the best results.

You will want to choose a qualified massage therapist that will work with you to aid in your healing process. A medical professional is the best form of recommendation when seeking out a massage therapist. A healing touch can have a calming impact on the body, allowing it to heal faster.