Massage Therapy and Work-Related Injuries


A repetitive motion injury, or RSD (Repetitive Stress Disorder), is the cumulative effect of doing something over and over causing a sustained injury. Symptoms of an RSD build up over time and eventually cause significant stress and physical pain. Effects can cause exhaustion and weigh heavy on the mind, getting in the way of optimal work performance. People with RSD, often try a number of self-care methods: wearing a wrist brace for symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome, hiring an ergonomic specialist, or using a standing desk for lower back issues. When RSD ‘stick and stay’ symptoms finally result in a Worker’s Comp claim, we are a resource to help you get better.

We also treat many Worker’s Comp patients due to trips, falls, or blunt force traumas. Sudden injuries like these take their toll on our bodies in a completely different way, and are especially traumatic. One moment a person was healthy and performing their expected job duties, and next they were unexpectedly injured. For people who aren’t able work due to their work-related injury, the time off may be a welcome break to heal. However, too much time off may result in depression, frustration and anxiety.

Physicians are more often recommending massage therapy to help their patients heal from a work-related injury. Massage therapy calms a hypersensitive nervous system, relaxes tense muscles, releases painful trigger points, increases joint range of motion, combats stress and anxiety and reduces post-operative bruising and swelling. We have especially noticed that massage therapy can reduce a patient’s need for pain medication.

Soulstice massage therapy is a helpful technique in conjunction with other healthcare modalities: physical therapy, chiropractic, acupuncture, Pilates or yoga.
In addition to massage therapy, we may also incorporate: ice to reduce inflammation, deep moist heat to increase circulation and calm tense muscles, electrical stimulation to flush deep inflammation, cupping to lift the tissue and reduce adhesions, lymphatic drainage to reduce swelling or bruising, or craniosacral therapy to restore balance to your nervous system and facilitate release from the inside out. Each session is tailored to our client’s individual needs and help them feel better with each passing day.

Whatever your specific needs, our goal is to listen to address your complaints efficiently and effectively with sensitivity and expertise.