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Massage therapy for Work Related Injuries

There are many common workplace injuries that can occur no matter what type of job you have. If you have a sedentary desk job, stand most of the time at work, or have an active job, injuries can happen. Massage therapy can help you with any acute or chronic injuries that can develop while at work. Let us help you with the road to recovery.

Desk Jobs
Those who work at their desks most of the day can develop pains or stress can build up. Unless your posture is perfect, your spine can be in a position that isn’t great for your back. Bad posture can negatively affect many aspects of your health including: your breathing, your core, and your flexibility. Everything from your back, neck, and shoulders can be affected. Not only can these issues arise but there has been an increase in carpal tunnel syndrome and low-back pain and stiffness with those who have desk jobs. Before these issues become chronic, have us help you. We can release any tension, increase circulation, and improve the health of your muscles and joints with a therapeutic massage. The unfortunate part is that most people react when they feel chronic pain instead of look to prevent it.

A 2020 study on sedentary behavior in workplace settings and an increase in stiffness of the back found that a massage can be effective in helping to prevent musculoskeletal issues, such as musculoskeletal discomfort and back pain.

Workers Who Stand
Those who stand at work for most of the day can develop issues with their feet as well as their lower back. Women who wear high-heeled shoes cause extra stress on their legs, calves, and feet.

Workplace Injuries
Injuries are going to happen in the workplace, and we are there to help you return to work as fast as possible. We can help you with the most common injuries which include sprains and strains, and soreness or pain. Those with jobs that require lifting and twisting can also be prone to lower back injuries. A study has shown that overexertion accounts for 35% of workplace injuries, falling or slipping for 25% of the injuries while musculoskeletal disorders account for 33% of the cases.

Massage Therapy to Get Back To Work
But can also help those who recently had surgery to get back to work. Therapeutic Massage treatments can help with postural imbalances while lowering inflammation and any nerve entrapment.

Massage therapy can play an important role to help release any tension or stress as well as help with many of the areas of the body that are commonly injured: the neck, shoulders, back and carpal tunnel. Massage can also relieve any anxiety, depression and disrupted sleep that might develop from a stressful job.

Not only can your massage therapist help with any acute or chronic pain, but they can also help educate you deal with any chronic pain as well as how to decrease the chance of reinjuring themselves. We try to help educate the client as much as possible and push the importance of taking care of themselves.

Signs or symptoms you should be aware of:

  • Pain
  • Tenderness
  • Redness
  • Skin that is warm to touch
  • Swelling
  • Inflammation

Common workplace Injuries

  • Lower Back injury
  • Repetitive Strain injury
  • Soft tissue injury
  • Neck pain
  • Knee pain
  • Joint pain
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Rotator Cuff tear
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Use the R.I.C.E. Method to Help Manage any Pain
Rest – Rest the injury
Ice – Apply ice to reduce pain and spasms and control any swelling
Compression – Apply compression to limit swelling and slow down hemorrhage
Elevation – Elevate the area (ideally above heart level) the area in question to limit swelling and hemorrhage.

Use the H.A.R.M. Principal to Avoid Any Further Injuries
Heat – Heat increase hemorrhage and the injury site. Avoid heat for at least 48 hours
Alcohol – Consumption of alcohol increase edema and hemorrhage
Running – Reduce any exercise that can affect the area in question for a minimum 48 hours
Massage – Avoid a massage up to 72 hours following an injury

Some massage techniques that can be used for workplace injuries include:

  • Lymphatic Drainage Techniques
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Relaxation Massage

If you have any questions about workplace injuries contact us today or book an appointment online and let us help you get back to work.

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