Tips To Massage Your Pain Away
The most obvious reason why people do not want to have another session of therapeutic massage is that there is a terrible pain they feel after the treatment.
While it is normal to feel like you just climbed up the highest mountain, or just had a boxing match a day after a session of massage, it should be pains accompanied by relief, and the patient should be walking now if he were not able to walk before the massage session. People who are having massage treatment for the first time, and people who have chronic pains usually feel these pains. The saying “no pain, no gain” is also true in massage, but, the pain should not be one that makes you suffer more than before the treatment. The patient should feel rejuvenated.
To massage away your pain, such as, sprain, knee pain weakness of the hands and arms, headaches, and other kinds of pains, here are some tips on how to do it with the following circumstances.
Here is the principle of these tips: “Tease the pain by starting a distance away from it, then slowly approach the spot of the pain until you are able to touch it without much complain.” This way the pain will become tolerable and can be touch with more ease.
Neck-pain – if you can move your neck with ease, then the problem is from your shoulders, and arms. Start from the arms going up to the shoulder, and scapular region. Look for tender spots and apply a few seconds of pressure. This same principle can be applied to stiff neck, but you give more attention to the tender spots on the scapular area.
Warning: Do not try to apply heavy pressure on the neck where the patient feels the pain because that is not where the real problem lies – unless, you had an accident that involved your neck. Nevertheless, apply only slight pressure with your palm. If you’re a novice, palm pressure (grasp) to warm the neck is enough, else, you might aggravate the problem.
Sprain – First massage the muscles away from the problem then slowly approach the inflamed parts. Keep doing this until you feel the patient does not mind being touch on the inflamed area of the sprained joint. Have patience until you are touching and moving the sprained joint without much complain from the patient.
Headaches – start from the shoulders going up to the neck. And when you reach the ridges of the skull, use your working hand as a support by stopping and holding the back of the neck. Start the other hand to work from the forehead. Let your fingers walk on top of the head and meets the hand that is supporting the back of the head. You can also start from the forehead going up to the head, and finish it on the shoulders and arms.
Hand-weakness – start from the scapular region, shoulders, going down upper arm, lower arm and finish it by massaging the hands. Concentrate on the scapular area, shoulder, and arms. But, if the pain includes rheumatic pain on the hands apply pressures to the joints of the knuckles inside palm.
Relaxation – if your aim is to relax your client, the first movement should be light pressure, which includes rubbing to moving the skin. Then you could do a medium pressure if you feel the client has no muscular problems or if the patient has been your regular customer. Nevertheless, ask if a medium pressure feels relaxing – but do not press heavier than medium. How do you know light, medium, and heavy pressure? These are my guides: Light pressure is massaging the skin by rubbing on it to moving it. Medium pressure when you feel the muscles under the skin, and it is heavy or hard when you almost feel the bones to touching them.