Therapeutic massage improves all types of pain by loosening soft tissue and relieving active trigger points which then releases the grip on joints.
When restricted soft tissue is released, joints are able to move more freely. Tight muscles don't hurt, it is the muscles and joints they pull on that cause your symptoms.
All chronic use conditions benefit from massage: Tennis and Golfer's elbow, Runner's and Jumper's knee, ITB Syndrome, Carpal Tunnel, Rotator Cuff and Shoulder Impingements, etc.
Very effective for all back issues, tension and migraine headaches. Trigger point work is beneficial and relieving to Fibromyalgia sufferers.
Your chronic pain wasn't built in one day and nor will one massage fix all your problems. This is especially true of people who perform repetitive motions for work. Receiving regularly scheduled treatments will better address chronic pain and keep it at bay.
Sports massage is an excellent tool to assess a new injury with focused half hour treatments. Within a few sessions, we'll know whether massage can address the problem or you need to see another professional; chiropractor, physical therapist or orthopedic doctor. I have several excellent professionals I can refer you to.
Sports massage is also an excellent post re-hab treatment. When you're released from PT, your therapist may suggest additional massage to aid your healing and progress.
The most unexpected benefit to receiving bodywork is the knowledge you gain about your body. As we work through your problems, we will tie in your everyday activities and habits that may contribute to your pain. You will learn which behaviors may be the culprits and devise tactics to change them.