Thoracic Outlet Syndrome: An Overview of Costoclavicular Syndrome and the Role of Registered Massage Therapy as an Effective Treatment
Introduction Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) is a condition that affects the nerves and blood vessels…
We understand that Thoracic Outlet Syndrome can be a debilitating condition, and we want to help you find relief. In this article, we’ll explore how Registered Massage Therapy can help treat Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and provide detailed information on how to book an appointment with our therapist.
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS) is a condition that affects the nerves and blood vessels that run from the neck to the arm. The thoracic outlet is a small space between the collarbone and the first rib, and when it becomes compressed, it can cause a variety of symptoms.
The symptoms of TOS can include pain or numbness in the shoulder, arm, or hand, weakness in the arm, and a tingling sensation in the fingers. It can be caused by a variety of factors, including trauma, poor posture, or repetitive strain injuries.
Registered Massage Therapy (RMT) is a hands-on therapy that can help alleviate the symptoms of TOS. Massage therapy can help to increase blood flow and reduce inflammation, which can help to alleviate the compression on the nerves and blood vessels in the thoracic outlet.
Massage therapy can also help to release tension in the muscles of the neck and shoulders, which can contribute to the compression of the thoracic outlet. Your RMT will work with you to identify the areas of tension and use a variety of massage techniques to release the tension and increase mobility.
In order to effectively treat TOS, it is important to identify the underlying cause of the compression and address it appropriately. This may involve physical therapy, stretching and strengthening exercises, massage therapy, and/or medication. In some cases, surgery may be necessary to relieve the compression and restore proper nerve and blood vessel function.
If you’re struggling with the symptoms of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, registered massage therapy may be an effective treatment option. By working with a registered massage therapist, you can address the underlying causes of TOS and find relief from your symptoms.
We hope this article has provided you with a better understanding of how registered massage therapy can help treat TOS and how to find a registered massage therapist near you. If you have any questions or would like to book an appointment with one of our registered massage therapists, please don’t hesitate to contact us.