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Injury Massage Therapy Woodland Hills

Performing specifically targeted injury massage at our Woodland Hills location helps soft tissue injuries (such as muscle pulls and strains, tendonitis, ligament sprains, and whiplash) heal faster. In addition, injury massage reduces spasm, pain, swelling, and the formation of excess scar tissue. Injury massage also breaks up excess scar tissue and adhesions (stuck together tissue) that weaken muscles and contribute to further injury.

"Skillful, knowledgeable massage can make the difference between a one-time muscle strain that takes a few weeks to resolve and a painful, limiting, chronically recurring condition... By applying skills to the proper formation of scar tissue, the reduction of edema, the limiting of adhesions, and the improvement of circulation and mobility, massage can turn an irritating muscle tear into a trivial event." by Ruth Werner

When you injure a muscle or other soft tissue, small tears occur in the tissue fibers. To heal the tears, your body immediately begins to form scar tissue at the injured site. However, this scar tissue does not necessarily run parallel to the fibers of the injured tissue which can lead to excess scar tissue that is weak and prone to further injury. Also, because scar tissue is not elastic, it can restrict movement of surrounding fibers, again setting you up for further injury.

Injury massage in Woodland Hills creates tension and stretch that breaks up excess scar tissue and helps align the new tissue fibers. This process makes the injured site stronger and less prone to new injury. Injury massage also increases circulation to the injured area, bringing needed nutrients to the area and removing waste products produced in the healing process.

Injury massage requires that clients adhere to a regular schedule, no less than one session per week. In some injury cases, you will see much faster results with a twice-a-week schedule for injury rehab massage. How long should the injured client continue with injury massage therapy? It depends on the nature and extent of the injury, how old it is, and the body's ability to heal. It also depends on the client's willingness, when appropriate, to ice the injury, exercise or stretch, or identify and eliminate the cause of ongoing injury.

Injury massage therapy in Woodland Hills is not necessarily relaxing and can leave you feeling a little sore for a day or two. However, with the right professional injury massage therapist, it's not necessary to be in a lot of pain after the massage. Stay in touch with us after your massage therapy - always let us know how you felt after your last massage.