One of the most common reasons that people seek massage is to loosen tight muscles, especially the muscles in the shoulders. When the trapezius muscles are tight you can feel it throughout your body. It isn’t just your shoulders that are affected. Other symptoms of tight shoulder muscles are headaches, stiff upper back, sore arms and neck.
Tight shoulders are very prevalent in those who spend lots of time sitting at computers or other devices (who doesn’t these days?); those who may have just started – or are exceptionally enthusiastic – in working out that specific part of the body, and those who regularly engage in strenuous activities. Inadequate physical activity and stress can also contribute to your experience of pain or tightness in your neck and shoulders. Massage therapy is great way to alleviate this pain and get you on the path to recovery.
As with any type of massage therapy, regular treatments allow you to reap the full healing benefits of shoulder massage. Regular shoulder massage can work wonders for tight shoulder muscles. Certified massage therapists understand the exact amount of pressure needed to loosen and restore normal tone to the shoulder muscles. You can amplify and expedite relief from your shoulder pain when you engage the assistance of your local certified massage practitioner.
There are a few specific types of massage treatment that work well in targeting shoulder tightness issues. Swedish massage and trigger point therapy are both effective forms of massage treatment that can alleviate pain in the shoulder area and loosen up tight shoulder muscles. These two types of massage treatment are known to help those experiencing “frozen shoulder” – characterized by extreme pain and limitation in range of motion in the shoulder. A certified massage therapist may use these and other modalities to address a variety of other shoulder-related issues as well.
If you are experiencing tightness in your shoulders, or any other kind of shoulder pain, contact your local massage practitioner today and inquire about regular shoulder massage treatments!