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The condition known as peripheral neuropathy is caused by damage to the nervous system. Neurons break down which inhibits the signals sent to the brain. A variety of causes can bring on this condition like diabetes or trauma. Symptoms can include numbness in feet or fingers. There are standard medical treatments that vary according to the causes. Sean’s Massage Center offers alternative remedies for the effects of peripheral neuropathy.
Treatments for peripheral neuropathy
The people at Sean’s Massage Center surround their clients with an atmosphere of relaxation and calm with a heated massage table, Aveda oils, and soothing music. Sean is trained in a broad variety of techniques and his massage is part of the OSU health benefits. He is a Licensed Massage Therapist who has helped clients in the Columbus, Ohio area for over 19 years. He has two convenient locations to better serve the people in his region – Dublin/Upper Arlington and Pickerington.
“Alternative” techniques of healing have been around for centuries and have been helpful in relieving and even healing countless people of many different maladies. Today massage and acupuncture therapies are known to successfully relieve an assortment of physical and emotional discomforts when administered by a professional.
In treating pain and depression associated with peripheral neuropathy, Swedish massage therapy is one technique that can be used in. Long strokes apply light to medium pressure on the body. A trained practitioner can stimulate the production of serotonin which relieves stress and relaxes the muscles easing the clients’ tumultuous emotions. This tends to progress the healing process.
Also, reflexology may be used to relieve the pain brought on by peripheral neuropathy. Reflexologists say that every function in the human body is “wired up” to your feet and hands. Massaging selected “nerve zones” will relieve pain in other parts of the body.
Other effective treatments
- The science of acupuncture has been used for more than two millennia by Eastern practitioners and has become an accepted form of therapy by Westerners as well. Sean’s Massage Center offers this ancient remediation technique to help peripheral neuropathy. Acupuncture utilizes ultrathin needles which stimulate a person’s natural “acupoints.” When administered by a professional, this treatment will relax muscles, which lets blood flow more naturally to afflicted areas of the body.
- Another technique is the heated stones therapy which eases tensed muscles with warmed and oiled stones placed along the targeted areas. When administered to a client with peripheral neuropathy and other maladies, the warm stones can be applied with cooler stones to coordinate the flow of blood to help ease pain.
Sean McGrath, LMT, NMT
Sean received his Massage Therapy License on January 16, 1998. After attending the Central Ohio School of Massage in Columbus, he completed a 670-hour series of courses in anatomy, physiology, and hygiene. He also has completed 200 training hours in Advanced Myofacial Therapy/ Deep Tissue/Trigger Point, Lastone Therapy and earned his certification as a Lastone Therapist.
To schedule an appointment with Sean’s Massage Center, you can call our clinic at (614) 327-4338, or go to the “Appointments” request page on our website. The details of your appointment will be confirmed by email. If you have any questions about this or other procedures, they will be answered.