Discover expert hand massage tips to relieve and cure common hand and wrist pain such as carpal tunnel syndrome. “Carpal tunnel syndrome is a painful progressive condition caused by compression of a key nerve in the wrist. It occurs when the median nerve, which runs from the forearm into the hand, becomes pressed or squeezed at he wrist.” – National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Other common hand and wrist problems include;
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What does all this mean? It means learning to take better care of your hands and wrists could mean less pain and fewer days of missed work. How can I do that you ask? By learning and applying basic hand and wrist massage tips and or regular massage therapy.
The Wrist Squeeze: Squeeze the wrist gently but firmly.
Towel Compression: Dampen a towel and wrap the towel around your forearm. With your other hand rotate the towel up and down, causing friction between the towel and your forearm. This will friction the muscle from the inside.
Thumb Squeeze: Place fingers in the palm of your hand and squeeze.
Thumb Extension Stretch: Push the thumb into extension stretch.
Wrist Extensors Stretch: Straighten your arm, then bend your wrist with the opposite hand.
Wrist Flexor Stretch: Straighten your arm, then stretch flexors by pulling back on the insides of your fingers.
We hope you found these basic hand and wrist massage tips helpful. If serious or chronic hand or wrist pain persists, please consult your physician as more advanced treatment or therapy may be necessary.