Take The Weight Off Your Shoulders

Take The Weight Off Your Shoulders

Your shoulders are one of the most common areas of discomfort and pain in the body. The shoulder consists of three main bones, humerus, clavicle, and scapula that operate in a ball and socket joint system. The bones are surrounded by layers of cartilage, tendons and muscle fibres. With such a complicated construction, it is easy to see how there could be  multiple opportunities for pain and mobility issues to develop.


Pain can be generated in the shoulder area due to:

  • Diseases such as arthritis
  • Through tendon tears
  • Through broken or fractured bones
  • As a result of major surgery
  • Due to tumors or infections
  • Because of nerve-related damage


Massage therapy can help manage shoulder dysfunction and discomfort by:

  • Increasing supplies of blood to the area which feeds the area with oxygen-rich nutrients and provides increased circulation, relieving inflammation and encouraging relaxation and lessening pain
  • Relaxing muscle tightness, lengthening muscle fibres and releasing trigger points to allow greater range of motion in the shoulder joint
  • Restoring balance and stability in the shoulder joints and muscles including strengthening the integrity of the shoulder area and breaking up any scar tissue


If you work or play at activities that cause stress and strain on your shoulder area, consider that regular massage therapy can not only reduce the pain and stiffness that impedes free and easy mobility for your shoulder but maintaining a regular schedule of massage can help prevent some shoulder injuries by keeping the area healthy, well-circulated and free of tension that restricts motion.



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