It happens to the best of us. You’re walking and suddenly you slip and fall on a hidden patch of ice. While March usually marks the beginning of spring thaw, we Minnesotans know that March can be just as icy and slippery as the rest of winter. If you’ve experienced a fall, chances are you bruised more than just your ego. Living Touch Massage in Bemidji can help you recover from injuries through massage therapy!
When we unexpectedly slip or fall, our involuntary muscles are engaged in effort to prevent the fall. This can cause muscle strain in uncommon areas, along with stiffness, or even bruising and bone fracture from the impact.
First things first, if you think you may have broken or sprained something, call your doctor. We also recommend seeing a chiropractor for any skeletal issues. The next step you should take is to get an ice pack (yes, more ice...sorry!) and immediately apply it to the area(s) of injury. Ice can help control swelling and inflammation. Call Rita to see if she can fit you in for an emergency massage session. We try to leave room in our schedule for cases like this.
Many health benefits have been revealed through massage and a big one is the prevention and treatment of injuries. Stretching connective tissue through massage helps increase blood circulation which assists in tissue repair. Muscle tension is a major source of pain for people and massage can significantly reduce discomfort from injuries.
Whatever the cause of your injury, pain or discomfort, Rita has the experience and training to get you back on your feet!
Real Customer Story
A Living Touch Massage client slipped on black ice and fell on her left side. She didn’t hit her head or break any bones, but the fall caused her a lot of pain that interrupted her sleep. We combined Swedish massage, myofascial and craniosacral therapy, which dropped her pain levels, and increased flexibility and proper muscle function. Also with reduced pain the client is sleeping better which is necessary for energy recovery.