Often the normal protocol after a car accident is to focus on relieving the pain. To that end, medication and invasive procedures are common. The problem with these is that they usually do not address the cause of the pain, so the injured person never truly recovers, or at best recovers slowly. Depending on the damage done, massage therapy is often a better option. It provides relief for a number of conditions.
- Concussion. In some cases, a patient has pain, headaches, and other symptoms well after the accident that gave them a concussion. When this is as a result of a subluxation, massage therapy and chiropractic adjustments to realign the vertebrae will be effective for relieving these symptoms.
- Whiplash and neck pain. Being tossed around in an accident is very hard on the muscles, especially in the neck and shoulders. Massage therapy can shorten the period of time the body takes to heal these muscles.
- Emotions. Some accident victims go through moderate to intense emotional issues. Anxiety, stress, fear, and even PTSD can occur. The calming effects on blood pressure, pulse, and respiration that massage therapy induces can go a long way to reducing these emotional traumas.
Massage therapy can also be a part of the medical care after an accident. Undergoing rehabilitation for an injury is tough work, and massage therapy can help by minimizing the aches and pains that can reduce the effectiveness of the physical therapy.
If you have been injured in a car accident or would like to know more about how massage therapy can help you overcome other health issues, give us a call at Innisfil Wellness Centre. A registered massage therapist will be happy to discuss hot stone therapy and other massage therapy techniques that will put you on the path to health. We do direct billing for massage therapy and physiotherapy for motor vehicle claims and other insurance providers for your convenience.