Accident & Injury Massage
Similar to deep tissue massage, accident and injury massage is more focused on specific areas to help the body recover from injury. We work with different levels of injuries—acute and chronic. If the injury is more acute we may need to adjust our treatment and approach treatment in a different way than if we were dealing with more chronic pain.
As an example of treatment for acute pain, we start by applying less pressure and spend less time overall directly on the injured area. We would be focusing more on the surrounding tissue to help promote circulation and decrease inflammation in the injured area. After the first couple weeks of treatment as the injury moves out of the acute stage, we can re-focus and work more with the injured area(s) and apply some of the deeper massage to muscles that might have been too painful to address in the first couple weeks of treatment. We still start using lighter pressure, but we can slowly build the intensity of the sessions as the injured area begins to heal.
We work with different levels of injuries—acute and chronic. If the injury is more acute we may need to adjust our treatment and approach treatment in a different way than if we were dealing with more chronic pain.
When we transition into a more chronic state we can use even more pressure, working with the patient on a pain scale to make sure we are being productive and not too aggressive or too light with the pressure applied. We give you a recovery plan and you start getting more stable with injury. We also provide you with suggested exercises or stretches designed to help you recover faster.
How long does it take to recover?
It depends on several things:
- Your issue – it takes longer to fix something that has been around for a long time. The more recent injury tends to heal quicker than an old injury
- Your age – as we get older it takes longer to heal. There are exceptions but overall younger people heal quicker than older people.
- Your drive – if you are willing to do the homework and stop doing things that are slowing your recovery you will see better results
- Your attitude – it’s a fact that if you have a positive outlook you will heal quicker
With injuries we let people know that it will not heal overnight it’s like working out at the gym if you go only once you will not get into shape but if you follow you plan with time it will get better and pain becomes more manageable.