During your adolescent years, you may have recalled your mother’s marching orders to stand up straight. For most of us, standing up straight isn’t really a problem. However, for individuals suffering from scoliosis, this can be a frustrating experience.Curves are a normal part of the spine’s structure. Scoliosis is a condition where there is an abnormal curvature of the spine. Depending on the severity of the condition, it may result to difficulty in breathing, fatigue and pain.Unfortunately, there is no cure for scoliosis. But the good news is that there is several treatment modalities that can help alleviate the symptoms and reduce the progression of the problem. Massage therapy is one of them.Massage benefitsMassage therapy is beneficial for people, who are suffering from scoliosis as it helps reduce the pain and pressure in the spinal column, improve flexibility, reduce the level of stress that accompanies the said condition and relax the surrounding areas.In a study, which was conducted by Michael Hamm, LMP in 2006, he discovered that massage therapy is effective in increasing ability to perform day-to-day activities, improving sleep, relieving pain for people with scoliosis.When the body is being massaged, it allows the muscles to relax; thus, increasing blood flow to the affected area and reducing muscles tension. Additionally, it clears the mind and promotes relaxation, allowing the body to proceed with the healing process.RecommendationsDepending on the cause and severity of your condition, you’ll most likely need several massage sessions in order to help you find relief. Deep tissue massage and cranial-sacral therapy can provide relief to overstretched muscles and fascia; thus, reducing pressure on the spinal column. While massage therapy is not recommended to take the place of traditional treatments, it can be used in as a complementary therapy to reduce some of the symptoms related to this condition.
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