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Jun 2017

Can Massage Therapy Treat Vertigo?

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Vertigo is actually a symptom as opposed to a condition itself. It is an unpleasant physical sensation that is often described as feeling like you are spinning, tilting and off balance. In addition to this unpleasant sensation, it can also cause a number of additional symptoms, including sweating, nausea, headaches, dizziness and vomiting to name just a few.

 Massage Therapy For Vertigo

Many people experience a loss of balance, which makes it difficult to stand or walk. Symptoms can be very severe in many people and can persist for several days, making it a very debilitating condition. In fact, vertigo is often recurrent for many people—lasting years—especially for those with Ménière’s disease.

Vertigo is most often caused by a problem with the way the inner ear manages balance, but there are other causes as well, including BPPV, migraines and certain inner ear infections. Treatment methods vary, but not all treatment methods deliver effective results. If you have been suffering from vertigo and have not experienced a lot improvement, you might want to consider alternate treatments, such as massage therapy.

Can Massage Therapy Treat Vertigo?

For those not familiar with massage therapy, massage therapy involves manual or mechanical application of pressure, movement and vibration on the body. To answer the question above, yes, massage therapy can be an effective treatment for vertigo. Many people experience much success through this treatment option when delivered by trained massage therapists. In fact, massage therapy can not only alleviate the symptoms associated with vertigo, but it can also reduce the pain you may be experiencing due to headaches.

Pressure will be applied to specific points on the body, such as the top of the head and behind the middle of the ears, the back of the neck muscle and even the feet. Massage therapists are trained to know which specific points on the body deliver results.

If you have been suffering from vertigo, you may find great relief from a combination of different treatments, such as massage therapy via professional massage therapists and acupuncture. Of course, this will depend upon the cause of your particular vertigo. At Dynamic Physiotherapy, each client is assessed individually, and treatment plans are prepared for each individual condition to deliver comprehensive treatment (if applicable).

Dynamic Physiotherapy is a leading physiotherapy and sports clinic in Ontario. Our massage therapists are fully accredited and regulated health professionals who are among the best in their field. We have been successfully treating those with vertigo since 1996. Contact us today for more information.

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