A shoulder massage is mainly focuses on the muscles located around the shoulder region like upper trapezius, rhomboids and rotator cuff muscles. Shoulder massage involves many different techniques that help reduce tightness and pain. It also increase the temperature of the muscles by increasing blood flow.
Few techniques that will help during shoulder massage. The most common are
- Trigger pointing
- Skin rolling
This is commonly used during a shoulder massage. It’s a technique performed using the thumb or fingertips on trigger points and muscular knots. It also helps increase blood flow to the shoulder muscles.
Trigger point is found in the middle of a muscle fiber. If you not performed well then this trigger point can cause pain in the body. It performed where pressure is placed on the trigger points to help soften knots that could be causing pain in the upper back area. When pressure is released, then natural healing process starts immediately and it will send blood to this area. Most important thing is it will helps repair damage and increase blood flow. An increase in blood flow gives the muscle with healthy nutrients and oxygen.
This is used during a shoulder massage. It’s a technique that can be performed using flattened hands and fingers. In this pressure can vary according to personal preference. This will help relieve stress, pain and tightness within the shoulders. It also increase the temperature of the muscles, improving blood flow around the body.
This is used on the muscles when we perform shoulder massage. This can be performed using flat hands or fists. Using this technique Blood and lymph flow is improved by slowly squeezing and pulling the soft tissues.
Skin rolling is where our body skin is picked up and rolled between both the fingers and thumbs. It helps relieve stress and tension within the muscles. It helps to improve the circulation of blood and lymph flow.