If I had to list one of the most common problems that
many of my clients complain of, it would be shoulder pain. Shoulder pain can be caused from many different reasons.
It can come from a recent accident or a traumatic event form many years ago. But no matter what the cause, shoulder
pain and injury can severely limit how we live.
Some of the muscles that are involved
with shoulder injury are the deltoids, the rotator cuff muscles (supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor and the subscpularis)
and rotator cuff tendons...just to name a few. These muscles and tendons help to abduct and rotate the shoulder
and stabilize the arm (humerus). When an injury occurs, range of motion can be limited and pain and discomfort are usually
Massaging these muscles can help to increase blood flow to the fibers and
tendons, thus helping these areas to heal. Cross fiber work can help to decrease adhesions that my be contributing
to pain and loss of mobility.
Of course, if you are experiencing any kind of severe pain
or have just injured your shoulder, you should consult you primary health-care provider before receiving any type of massage.
Your health care provider will be able to advise you as to when massage would be the most beneficial to your particular situation.