Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition that causes numbness, tingling and other symptoms in the hand and arm. The condition is caused by a compressed nerve in the carpal tunnel, a narrow passageway on the palm side of your wrist. The anatomy of your wrist, health problems and possibly repetitive hand motions can contribute to carpal tunnel syndrome. Proper treatment usually relieves the tingling and numbness and restores wrist and hand function.
Do you have a zinging pain around your thumb, or a tingling sensation or numbness into the hands?
If so, I could help you to elevate those painful symptoms without surgery! Surgery is often unnecessary to remove pressure built up on the median nerve. More often the tightness or nerve compression originates in the neck or shoulder. Treating the muscles in these areas often allows the pain to go away.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is first addressed by examining posture and client history. This gives me a baseline showing how much posture is a part of the issue before starting massage. Before and after session pictures may be taken to offer a visual representation of how much massage is improving your posture as well as the way you feel.
What should you expect during the massage?
During the massage, I will be applying gentle pressure along the upper body from the hand to the neck near the spine. This will allow me to free any nerve compression causing the problem. I often find many surprising and other not so surprising areas causing circulation restrictions to the upper body that needs to be addressed before you can feel long-term relief.
I will treat these problem areas in the most efficient way possible. Through massage you may even be able to experience more grip strength than before your carpal tunnel issues.