What it is:
Whiplash is most commonly caused by car accidents causing the victim’s neck to first bend towards and then away from the impact in a rapid motion, causing strain or sprain to the muscles and ligaments in the neck.
How Massage Therapy Can Help:
In addition to helping relieve stress and bringing relaxation to patients, massage therapy increases circulation, allowing more oxygen and healing agents to be delivered to the point of injury, which can speed the healing process. Massage can also help lessen the trauma to both the patient’s emotional well-being and their muscles. Specific bodywork methods (like myofascial, friction-based, or trigger point, to name a few), can be employed to focus on specific issues.