Massage Therapy Treatment for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome is a group of painful nerve impingement conditions. In this syndrome the nerve bundle that passes to the arm will be put under abnormal pressure by the neck muscles, by the collarbone and first rib, or by the pectoralis minor muscle in the upper chest/armpit area.
This syndrome leads to pain and numbness in the arm and hand of the affected side. Some times it also encompasses a dangerous restriction of blood flow. The symptoms appear on one side, but in some cases it may affect both sides also.
Massage therapy can easily treat Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. The massage therapist employs a number of techniques to relieve the condition.
• By using Neuromuscular Therapy or Trigger Point Therapy myofascial trigger points in the scalene muscles and other muscle of the front of the neck can be eliminated.
• With the help of Myofascial Release techniques or Deep Tissue Massage techniques fascial adhesions in the area of the thoracic outlet and surrounding tissues can be released.
• Muscle Energy Techniques can lengthen the scalene muscles and other affected neck, chest and shoulder muscles.
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome can be better treated by using the positional release therapies like Ortho-Bionomy along with massage therapy. Also, do some stretching and exercise. This way you can completely resolve Thoracic Outlet Syndrome.