Carry out some stretching before you go to get a massage. This will help to loosen you up just a little bit before hand so that your physiotherapist can quickly locate any problem areas that you might have. If you have extreme pain you may not want to do this, otherwise it is a good idea.
Make sure your physiotherapists know any areas of discomfort you have before beginning the massage. If there is any particular area that is giving your pain, the physio can focus on that and try to give you some relief. They can also be careful to avoid any areas that are especially sensitive.
Massage to Cure Injury
Seek to have your massages done professionally. While it may be easier to ask for one from your spouse, you are certainly risking injury. If someone is not educated in how to properly give a massage. They can easily cause a muscle to be pulled or even something far worse.
Make sure that your physiotherapist is registered in your area. If your massage therapist is not properly registered and insured, then you are at risk of being left to fend for yourself if they were to cause injury to you during their work. Do not worry about being rude, ask for proof so that you can be confident that you are in responsible hands.
Thundersley Physiotherapy clinic can help with your pain and sports injuries please give us a call or contact us via email.