At Hawaiian Experience Spa in Scottsdale our massage therapists treat condtions like costochondritis everyday with medical massage therapy. Costochondritis is an inflammation of the cartilage that connects the ribs to the sternum. It causes sharp and often severe pain in the costosternal joint (where the ribs connect to the sternum), sometimes mimicking a heart attack. While the cause of this condition is not know, medical massage therapy focused on the breathing muscles and other muscles that attached to the thoracic cage (rib cage) has been shown to be an effective treatment for the pain associated with costochondritis. Read entire article.
If you are suffering from costochondritis be sure to follow your doctor’s advice and consider trying a medical massage. We have helped others reduce the pain associated with this condition and we may be able to help you. Read more about medical massage.
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