I have had many clients complain about pain in their wrists and numbness or tingling sensation in their hands and fingers. While there are a variety of ways to minimize these conditions, there is a very effective massage technique that can be used to help relieve these symptoms and ensure long-term wrist health. By using a cross-fiber “stripping” technique, the muscles and tendons of the wrists can be separated and loosened to lessen the severity of these problems.
Unfortunately, this type of problem is so prevalent in our business clients that we’ve incorporated the technique into most of our on-site chair massage services for many of the businesses we serve. In addition, we encourage those clients to research and understand the causes and symptoms of carpel tunnel syndrome, and to take measures to protect their wrists from this type of condition.
If you find you’re experiencing pain and or stiffness in your wrists, remember to do frequent wrist exercises (there are many available on the web), avoid long periods of sitting at a computer (try to mix up your day a little) and to ensure the equipment and posture you’re using is as ergonomic as possible. Be sure and raise any concerns to your employer as they’ll be more than happy to provide the proper equipment for you to do your job as comfortably, efficiently, and effectively as possible.
And as always, give us at Tranquility Massage a call if we can be of any assistance.