Treatment for Frozen Shoulder is never easy.
In 1934, Dr. E. Codman used the term "frozen shoulder" in his original report on the condition, calling it"difficult to define, difficult to treat and difficult to explain from the point of view of pathology". Today the pathophysiology of the frozen shoulder remains unclear.
In Massage Therapy, Frozen shoulder, we will need a full assessment of the shoulder joint, differentiating from dislocation, acromioclavicular joint sprain, tendinitis, and glenohumeral osteoarthritis.
From our experience, the treatment must be with no pain, any pain will increase the inflammation, so after treatment, the client will feel more pain because of the swelling.
Second, we will use massage techniques for reducing swelling.
Also, we will consider whole-body postural unbalance, which will maximize the reduction of structure pressure on the shoulder joint, and make the treatment more effective.