This week, I’m the one that needed the massage. I made an appointment with Brian Millen, he works with me at Massage Sanctuary and he happens to be my personal massage therapist for 7 years. My problem was my foot pain, but when I woke up the day of my appointment, my real problem was my shoulder pain – both shoulders. Anyone who does repetitive motion with their shoulders/arms will eventually have an issue with possibly their rotator cuff and shoulder area in general.
Fast forward to my appointment. Brian took care of my foot issue (we’ll talk about that next week) and proceeded to test the rotator cuff muscles to see exactly which ones were the culprit. Mine happens to be the supraspinatus and the infraspinatus, neither of them are my friends when they act up. The pain feels like someone is poking the top of my arm where it seems to connect to my collarbone with a sharp instrument. Brian proceeded to strip both muscles down the belly of each muscle to where it connects (both are attached to the scapula and attach to the humerus bone in my arm). The shoulder is a tricky creation in that the muscles are attached to a bone that is basically suspended by muscles. It’s easy to hurt.
Once this was done, and I sat up, I felt better. But it was the next day when I woke up PAIN FREE that I smiled. Of course, I feel better, that’s the power of massage and a great therapist. Find yours!