Massage Therapy For Shoulder Pain And Injuries in Gig Harbor

Massage Therapy For Shoulder
Pain And Injuries in Gig Harbor

Massage Therapy For Shoulder Pain And Injuries in Gig Harbor

Our shoulders are one of our most used body parts. It is active when any activity is done by hand. It is also highly flexible and complex. The complexity required sacrifice from stability.

So, it comes as no surprise that we all get shoulder pain from time to time and many of us have experienced shoulder injuries, some more serious than others.

It is important to recognize that as days go by, our shoulder joints get more wear down. They get more susceptible to injuries and more capable of pain.

It is imperative to take good care of our shoulders, as well as the rest of us.

The usual causes for shoulder pain can be:

  1. Tension in the muscles between neck and shoulder: caused usually due to posture, occupation
  2. Wear down of the cartilages/muscles: age or rheumatoid arthritis.
  3. Inflammation: When infections or injuries leave the shoulder hot, red, and swollen. (tendinitis or bursitis)
  4. Tendon tear: The tear or splitting of tendons due to injuries or degenerative diseases.
  5. Instability: upper arm bone gets forced out of socket due to injury or overuse.
  6. Arthritis: both rheumatoid and osteoarthritis cause pain and issues with the shoulder. Osteoarthritis is wearing down of bones.
  7. Diabetes: the sugar levels in the blood lead to wear down of nerves and causes pain
  8. Fracture: the risks of fractures increase with age and frequency of injuries.
  9. Frozen shoulder: Stiffness and pain with motion. The risk of it rises if you've just started recovering from a stroke or mastectomy.

The most common causes for shoulder injuries are:

  1. Age, arthritis: the wear down makes the shoulder much more susceptible to damage that the slightest overworking or discomfort could pose a huge threat.
  2. Overexertion: Our bodies aren’t invincible, so when their limit is reached, they will not be able to hold on. Our shoulders could experience ligament, tendon, muscle tears, fractures, dislocations, etc. to prevent the entire body from being hurt.
  3. Athletic activities: The activities that require a lot of repetitive, exerting, overhead motions, like swimming, weight lifting, etc.

For treatments that require surgeries and lifelong medications, it is important to get those. But most of these don’t require surgeries or lifelong medication but instead could have simple solutions and pain management.

For such kinds of shoulder pains or injuries, we have massage therapy.

Massage Therapy for Shoulder Pain in Gig Harbor WA

Massage therapy (MT) refers to the practice of manipulating the soft tissues and muscles in the body to help relax the body and help the body heal itself.

Massage therapists at Fox Chiropractic Wellness Center decrease trigger point pain, loosen and relax the muscles for improved and increased motion, as well as stretch the joints for increased range of motion.

Their treatments all increase the circulation of the body, making the body heal faster.

The relaxation of the body helps reset the central nervous system, thereby increasing healing and improving the mood.

Benefits of MT include:

  • Reduced pain
  • Improved circulation and healing
  • Increased range of motion
  • Relaxed body and mind
  • Improved posture
  • Prevention and resistance to injury
  • Strengthens and stabilizes the muscles
  • Benefits all types of sports injuries
  • Strengthens immune system
  • Is highly effective, non-invasive, and without side effects.
  • Suitable for people of all ages and most health conditions (be sure to check with your physician if you are eligible for MT)

It is highly recommended to get MT for shoulder pain and injuries.

So, book an appointment with your nearest licensed Gig Harbor massage therapist and feel better.

Happy healing!


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9:00am - 6:00pm

9:00am - 6:00pm

9:00am - 6:00pm

9:00am - 6:00pm


Fox Chiropractic
Wellness Center

3715 56th Street
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
P: (253) 851-5138
F: (253) 853-4972