In addition to emotional trauma, car accidents can leave you with nagging aches and pains and general discomfort. One way to help recover from a motor vehicle accident (MVA) is to receive massage treatments. Massage can be beneficial for individuals in so-called ‘minor’ car accidents, as well as more severe car accidents. Massage can help to treat muscle aches, joint stiffness, body pain, as well as other complaints. Many people will use massage to enhance traditional medical treatment. Many physicians and physiotherapists prescribe massage as you recover from a car accident.
Benefits of Massage Therapy After an Accident
Alleviate Body Pain
Many people will experience pain after a motor vehicle accident, and massage can help alleviate this pain. Massage is also beneficial in helping you to relax and reduce stress – both of which are often problems following a car accident.
Reduce Migraine Headaches
Another common problem following car accidents is the onset of migraine headaches. These headaches often occur as a result of accumulating stress and tension. The accident itself, along with the various aspects of recovery and dealing with all of the paperwork can cause a person to become very tense. A massage therapist can target the back and neck muscles, which can help to reduce the pain of migraine headaches.
Improved Injury Recovery
Massage can also help the body to recover more quickly from an auto accident. Our bodies are complex, with a large number of systems that work together to ensure that it is functioning properly. Massage can help improve the circulation of blood to these systems and reduce the effects of scar tissue, which can facilitate a quicker recovery.
More Relaxed Mental State
Massage can also encourage peace of mind following a car accident. Massage allows you to relax and take time for yourself. In a chaotic and hectic period, a little time for yourself to relax and take your mind off of things can go a long way to assist in the recovery process.
Our massage therapists that work with auto accident clients will assess the areas of injury as well as range of motion and tolerance for pain. This way, your RMT can help ensure your comfort and relaxation during a massage.
Massage can be helpful for a wide variety of injuries and can promote healing. Massage therapy can help increase blood circulation to an injured body part, which can help it to heal correctly. A visit with a massage therapist can also help to increase your range of motion, reduce pain, reduce swelling, reduce stress and reduce the formation of scarred tissue. Massage can also help your body to regain balance following injury in an auto accident.
However, it is important to remember that if you sustain any form of injury in an automobile accident (no matter how minor), you should check with your physician before engaging in massage therapy.
Billing for Motor Vehicle Accidents
We offer direct billing to the insurer for treatments received for injuries from a Motor Vehicle Accident. See our billing page for more information about our MVA billing.
Which type of massage is right for you?
Are you confused by all the different styles? Don’t worry about what techniques we’ll use, just book an appointment and let us know that you’ve been in a motor-vehicle accident. Our staff will help you with the rest.