Therapeutic massage is a general term that describes any type of massage modality that helps relieve pain, reduce stress, and work on a specific problem—such as a frozen shoulder. People tend to assume therapeutic massage means deep tissue massage, and that they will get a very strong massage.
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Therapeutic massage is a massage that is offered with the goal of obtaining a therapeutic benefit. It differs from a relaxation massage, performed to help someone relax. While therapeutic massage can be relaxing, the end goal of the session or series of sessions is not relaxation. Therapists trained in therapeutic usually have more training than a general massage therapist.
That is something most of us have wondered at some point. Shin splints has halted most runners at some point, and can be heartbreaking for runners who have just started to get going when that familiar pain makes an appearance and risks our racing schedule.
Medial tibial stress syndrome, more commonly referred to as “shin splints,” is probably the most universally-known running injury.
Shin splints usually appears as an aching pain on the inside of the shin, near the border of the tibia and the calf muscles.
The area will often be sore when poked or prodded, and will initially hurt at the end of a run.
If you keep running on shin splints, the pain will move to a more sharp, burning sensation, and may hurt during your entire run, or even when walking.
Compression massage releases deep-held tension and helps promote softening and spreading muscles and fascia. For athletes and people with chronic pain.
Compression is an effective massage technique performed by laying hands over a muscle area and pushing down onto the tissues. Hands are then lifted and moved to a different area and then repeated. The pressure of compressions can range from light to very deep.