Can massage help with frozen shoulder?
Massage promotes increased circulation and is beneficial in the treatment of frozen shoulder. It promotes increased blood flow to the injured region and reduces the formation of scar tissues. Getting regular massages would help to relieve pinched muscles and reduce stiffness. Although massage techniques alone would not be sufficient to safely break the adhesions in the shoulder joint capsule, after several massage sessions over a period of time, the stiffness and pain typically gets relieved. Deep tissue massage, Shiatsu massage, trigger point therapy, Swedish massage, and hot stone massage are effective in encouraging the process of recovery.
- Long stroke and gentle kneading of Swedish massage helps to reduce muscle stress and tension
- Steady pressure on targeted points applied in trigger point therapy and deep tissue massage helps to relieve muscle spasms and release scar tissues or adhesions which could cause shoulder pain
- Heat therapy of hot stone massage increases circulation and relaxes the muscles.