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Massage and concussion

Concussion, its recognition, diagnosis, and treatment is a growing public health issue. Massage practitioners who specialize in rehabilitation deal with a variety of injury cases that involve concussion, including those incurred by falls, motor vehicle incidents, and sports injuries.


What is concussion?

This is also called MTBI(Mild Traumatic Brain Injury). It is a brain injury caused by a blow to the head or a violent shaking of the head and body.

This occurs from a mild blow to the head, either with or without loss of consciousness and can lead to temporary cognitive symptoms.


Symptoms: it is usually self diagnosed, Symptoms may include headache, confusion, lack of coordination, memory loss, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, ringing in the ears, sleepiness, and excessive fatigue.


How can massage help in the treatment of concussion?

While the effects of a concussion can be serious, it is considered mild because it is usually not life-threatening. To help in alleviating tension patterns in the shoulders and neck connected to a concussion, massage therapy is often recommended by professionals, you can go ahead and get a massage for concussion treatment when it is recommended by a licensed physician. This can help

Contraindications with massage.

When getting a massage after a heavy fall on the head, during the massage therapeutic process of moving blood around the body and there’s a bump in the head , the therapist can tell if it is an internal bleeding around the brain and if it is, there’s probabilities of the patient passing away. Which is why at serendipity massage we request for permission from the family doctor and professional physiologist before we commence a massage.


It is typical to want a massage when you’re in pain and after a concussion you’re more than likely hurting. Massage therapy has been proven effective with potential importance towards reducing headaches, dizziness and nausea in concussion recovery. Concussion massage can assist in reducing symptoms like depression, insomnia and anxiety that result from a concussion or post concussion syndrome. Cupping therapy has also been shown to alleviate concussion symptoms.


At serendipity massage, we offer you various kinds of massages to help you relax and see you through your way to recovery.


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