Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

"What goes type, type, type, shake, shake, type, type, type, shake, shake? Anyone who has ever had to “shake out the numbness” in their fingers and wrists while typing!"

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a condition that affects nearly 8 MILLION Americans. 

According to OSHA and the U.S. Department of Labor, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome results in $20 BILLION per year in work compensation costs. 

Roughly 260,000 Carpal Tunnel surgeries are performed every year, and, hold on to your seats, have a 57% failure rate from Day 1 to 6 years post-surgery. That’s over half! 

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome starts with some discomfort, perhaps an occasional sharp shooting pain that radiates up the arm, potentially leads to numbness in the thumb, index, & middle finger, and produces loss of function throughout the endurance of the condition. 

The Carpal Tunnel consists of the median nerve, which is what screams at you when the condition surfaces.  It is compressed, thereby causing a syndrome. The compression is caused by swollen tendons, inflammation, fluid buildup, or all of the above. 

The Solution

Massage therapy is an excellent choice for helping decrease and many times completely alleviate symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. A skilled therapist can push the fluid out of the area with circulatory-promoting techniques, as well as address musculoskeletal issues causing inflammation. There are a number of massage techniques to make a positive difference in the intensity of Carpal tunnel pain, and a regular massage regimen can help the condition heal significantly, and prevent future flare ups.

Choosing massage therapy to promote healing from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is highly recommended before opting for surgery. This can....

  • Reduce your healing time (vs. recovery time)
  • Help save in financial costs
  • Allow you to avoid risks that could happen during surgery, only then to have a less-than-half chance of success. 

VIP Program

At The Oil Bar, our experienced therapists can generate a custom plan for you to aid in your recovery from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Their skill is important because a median nerve that is already damaged could be damaged even further if an inexperienced or unskilled therapist mistakenly applied direct pressure. 

Also at The Oil Bar, we are proud of our new VIP program, which makes massage therapy more practical and feasible for your life! As a VIP you will always enjoy perks, and never pay full price for any massage service! 

Want to give it a try first?  

Enjoy the coupon below for $10 off your massage, with a free aromatherapy upgrade using our Aches & Pains Synergy Blend of essential oils.

Take home our Aches & Pains Synergy Blend for 15% off!

Call 614-880-3950 to schedule your massage, or click here to schedule online!

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