Benefits of an MVA Massage
After experiencing a motor vehicle accident, many people are dazed, traumatized, or stressed. Through the long process that often involves a hospital visit, police reports, and legal action, they may not be thinking of all of the ways that they should be focusing on their own physical and mental health. Many, especially in minor accidents, may refuse to even go to the hospital because they feel fine, and after all, it was only a fender bender. But the reality is that even a minor accident can cause long-lasting damage to your body. In worse cases – major accidents – emotional trauma can take a toll even if no serious physical harm was done. One way to treat both physical and emotional trauma is through massage therapy. Here are some of the benefits.
The most common injury in both major and minor car accidents in whiplash. This is caused by a stark jolt to the head that happens from the change in momentum during a collision. Symptoms include headache, neck pain, stiffness, and lack of focus. By getting a massage that focuses on trigger points, these symptoms can be relieved. It is important to consult with a massage therapist after an accident because even minor whiplash that doesn’t show obvious symptoms can have long-lasting effects that will manifest over time.
For survivors of major accidents, suffering from PTSD is common. They may experience guilt, depression, insomnia, and anxiety. The stress of reliving the traumatic experience can be debilitating to many people, and it is important that they receive help if it is affecting their everyday lives. In conjunction with psychiatric therapy, the physical benefits of massage therapy can translate to emotional and psychological benefits. The relaxing effects can help melt stress away, and looser muscles and release of endorphins can help patients sleep better at night without thinking about all of the problems created by the incident.
Increased Recovery and Healing
While victims of auto accidents may receive high-quality care from their hospital, it can be very beneficial to supplement this care with massage therapy. Whether minor or major injuries were sustained in the accident, a massage therapist can help to stimulate tissue healing and reduce muscle spasms that result from pain and stiffness. When working in conjunction with your doctor’s advice, a massage therapist can provide a service that helps you to heal faster and get back to moving normally, no matter what your injury.
At Custom Bodies Fitness and Massage, we are not only massage therapists but we are also personal trainers. Some of our therapists have an extensive background in disability case management and rehabilitation (WCB and Private Insurance) along with experience in coordinating with attending physicians, physiotherapists, chiropractors to ensure we work together in facilitating a treatment plan that will enable a speedier recovery.
When you book with us, we would ask that you have available a note from your primary treatment provider indicating you are medically able to receive massage therapy, any objective medical reporting indicating diagnosis, and all details pertaining to your insurance claim (ie.: information about your insurance, claim number, and your adjuster’s name and contact information).
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