Range of Motion

» Posted by on Jan 26, 2009 in The Whys about Spa Treatments | 0 comments

How important is it to you to play catch with your kids or fetch with your dog? That throwing arm, if it doesn’t have full range of motion, will impede those activities.
Many people have decreased range of motion. This commonly occurs after an injury. Physical therapy and stretching are normal routines after an injury. But soon PT appointments stop and stretching is forgotten.
I incorporate several stretches into my various modalities of massage. Shiatsu massage, which is a Japanese-based modality focusing on the body’s meridians, is filled with stretches. Stretching is also a big component of Thai massage.
If you have decreased range of motion (neck, arms, legs are the biggies, but so is the back with bending), then seek out a certified massage therapist who knows something about increasing range of motion.

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