If you are in a motor vehicle accident (MVA), your doctor may prescribe massage as a part of your treatment plan. Massage can address the stress that goes with a traumatic event like a car accident. It can help address many of the sprains, strains, and other injuries common in a MVA.
The goals of massage therapy injury recovery are to:
• Reduce stress
• Reduce pain and swelling
• Improve circulation
• Improve range of motion (ROM)
• Speed up the recovery process
Immediately after a car accident, massage therapy can help you recover. Massage helps to restore balance to your autonomic nervous system. The relaxation benefits of massage can help reverse the effects that the shock and trauma of a car wreck can have on your nervous system. Massage also promotes circulation of both blood and lymph. This can
help manage the swelling that usually comes with motor vehicle accident injuries.
During the first few days or weeks after the accident, massage can help. It helps by preventing the formation of scar tissue and other Myofascial adhesions. Later in your recovery, we can address specific musculoskeletal injuries. This includes whiplash, neck pain, back pain, headaches, shoulder sprains/strains, etc.