Massage therapy for Scoliosis

October 23, 2016

Scoliosis is a common condition that affects many children and adolescents. Scoliosis is a complex three dimensional deformity of the spinal column that causes structural changes in the three planes of the spine and my occur in all vertebral segments. The word “scoliosis” comes from the Greek word “crooked” (scolios).

Physical signs of Scoliosis

  • One shoulder may be higher than the other
  • One shoulder blade may be higher or more prominent than the other
  • Arm lengths can be shorter on one side
  • One hip appears higher or more prominent than the other
  • The head may not be exactly centred over the pelvis
  • The waist may be flattened on one side and skin creases may be present on one side of the waist.

Surfcoast massage can help you benefit from pain caused by scoliosis. Massage can include a variety of different techniques, remedial massage, deep tissue, stretching, mobilising and myofascial are all effective. Daily stretches for the area’s effected can help reduce the severity of curvature and pain. Getting muscle flexing and functioning more effectively will help you to be aware of change and movement habits that can contribute to muscles pain and discomfort. Massage can help with joint dysfunction, trauma, overuse, faulty posture or paralysis. Working through spine, ribs, stretching and lengthening the tissue, stimulating blood and oxygen into the muscle. Different techniques and regular work can help the condition improve, decrease pain and body stretching, exercise and awareness all helps the condition. Surfcoast massage can help you understand the condition and treat the condition. Surfcoast massage is located in Torquay and Jan Juc and can be contacted on 0438668878. Call Lisa to book an appointment and discuss your condition.