Dealing with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition of the hand, wrist, and arm, caused by a pinched nerve in the wrist. The carpal tunnel is a tunnel, or passageway, inside the wrist. The passageway protects the median nerve to the hand and the tendons that bend the fingers. When the median nerve is pinched or compressed, it creates first numbness and tingling in the fingers, then weakness in the hand and wrist, and finally sore hands and arms.

There are many causes and risk factors for carpal tunnel syndrome: a wrist fracture, rheumatoid arthritis, nerve damage caused by diabetes, prolonged repetitive flexing of the wrist from too much keyboarding, rock climbing, or piano playing, etc.

In mild cases, carpal tunnel syndrome can be treated with more frequent rest breaks when doing repetitive tasks, splints, stretches, cryo care, pain-relieving essential oils and cremes, and massage 🙂 More serious cases may require medications, corticosteroids injections or surgery (Please please please have surgery as a last resort)..

Massage can be very useful in relieving the pain of carpal tunnel syndrome and preventing a mild case from becoming a serious case. Massage is one of the least expensive, least invasive methods of treating carpal tunnel syndrome.

Massage enhances relaxation and reduces chronic pain. It relieves tired and aching muscles and improves muscle tone. Massage stimulates the release of endorphins and increases tissue metabolism. By relieving the physical pain, the sufferer reduces their stress, which improves mood and concentration.

If you want to relieve the pain and discomfort of carpal tunnel syndrome through massage, contact us or Book your session today and that is a great step towards health…

Love and Light,



Liraz Bergman-Turner is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Reiki Master & the owner of Heavenly Embrace, a massage and energy healing practice in Boulder, CO.

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