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Posted on 03-30-2016

The Benefits of Massage Therapy After an Accident  

Here at On Point Acupuncture & Wellness, serving Boston and Brookline, we are dedicated to helping you feel better after your accident. When you get into a car accident or slip and fall, your muscles, tendons and ligaments can become bruised and injured. Thankfully, massage therapy can knead your muscle tension away and help you feel better.

Benefits of Massage Therapy for Accidents

The kneading and rolling motions combined with smooth hand-strokes are beneficial for promoting physical and mental relaxation. This helps relieve muscle pain, increases circulation for improved healing, decreases tension headaches and can help you sleep better at night.

Types of Massages for Accident Recovery

Different types of massage can help promote wellness after an injury. The severity of your muscle pain and stiffness along with your goals for treatment will help determine the type of massage you need.

Deep Tissue

Deep tissue massages are beneficial for healing soft tissue injuries and helping break apart scar tissue and alleviating extremely sore, tight spots within your muscles. This type of massage involves using a firm pressure with long hand-strokes.


If you experienced sprains and strains during your accident, a sports massage can help you feel better. Sports massages tend to focus on the areas of your body that are injured in order to help alleviate pain, restore flexibility and decrease recovery times. Sports massages use moderate to firm pressure to help heal soft tissue injuries.


Swedish massages use a light pressure and long hand-strokes to promote total body relaxation. When most people contemplate receiving a massage, they are thinking of the Swedish massage. These massages help reduce muscle and joint soreness while increasing your feelings of well-being.

To schedule an appointment to have your accident related injuries evaluated and to schedule a massage appointment, call us. To reach our Boston office, dial 617-654-8960. For our Brookline office, call us at 617-487-8101.

How has receiving regular massaged helped you feel better after your accident?

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