Harmony spa massages can boost your relaxation and rejuvenation by easing physical pain and mental stressors. If you are dealing with the discomfort that comes with a pinched nerve, a massage therapist may be able to help. To understand how, it helps to know more about pinched nerves.
What to Know About Pinched Nerves
When muscles, tendons, bones, or cartilage put too much pressure on a nerve, it may become “pinched.” This can occur in various parts of your body; for example, a herniated disc may irritate your spine, and carpal tunnel syndrome can affect your wrist. The symptoms of pinched nerves include:
- The feeling that your hand or foot has “fallen asleep.”
- A tingling, pins and needles sensation in the affected area.
- Numbness or lost sensation in the area that the nerve supplies.
- Pain that is sharp, aching, or burning, which may radiate outward.
- Some level of muscle weakness in the affected area.
While anyone can get a pinched nerve, some factors can put you more at risk. For example, some conditions can lead to your tissues compressing around your nerves, such as arthritis, pregnancy, thyroid disease, or obesity. You may also get a pinched nerve due to overuse and repetitive movements from work, hobbies, or sports. Prolonged bed rest can also compress the areas around your nerves.
There are various methods to treat a pinched nerve. Often, resting your body and avoiding the issues that caused it can solve the problem within a few days or weeks. More self-care measures can help you find relief from the pinched nerve; depending on the cause, massage therapy may be the ideal way to help you find mind and body harmony.
How Harmony Spa Massages Can Help
Massage therapy can help treat pinched nerves caused by pressure from the surrounding soft tissues. Throughout the experience, your massage therapist will focus on moving and manipulating your muscles and limbs. The motions and pressure levels will ease pain and tension. By encouraging your tissues to soften, lengthen, and relax, the massage will reduce the pressure placed on your nerves, helping your body get back to normal.
Other pinched nerves are due to compression caused by spinal problems, such as herniated discs. While you can schedule a massage to help with the discomfort, it will not be a long-term solution. Your massage therapist will work with the soft tissues around the area; while this will reduce pain and some pressure, it will not prevent future discomfort because your spine is still compressed.
Before getting a massage to help with pinched nerve issues, it is best to discuss it with your doctor first. If the problem has lasted for several days and self-care measures have not been enough, your healthcare provider may determine that physical therapy, medication, or surgery could be the most effective way to help you feel better.
Experience Mind and Body Harmony
If you decide that massage therapy is your ideal solution, you are sure to enjoy the opportunity to focus on relaxation and rejuvenation. A Servant’s Hands Massage Therapy is here to provide the most peaceful experience possible by bringing the spa to your cabin in Broken Bow or Hochatown. Get in touch to schedule our services.