Can soft tissue therapy really help Vertigo ?


Have you ever felt like your world is spinning? You may have a condition called benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) or better known as Vertigo. Soft therapy is a great source to assist individuals in improving their balance and other symptoms related to Vertigo. Below we want to help you learn more about Vertigo and ways we can help to improve your symptoms 🙂

What is Vertigo?

Vertigo is a sensation of feeling off-balance, often caused by inner ear problems. The vestibular system includes parts of the inner ear and brain that process information involved with controlling balance and eye movements. If these areas are damaged by disease or injury it can result in the development of vertigo. Vertigo typically occurs when tiny calcium particles clump up in the canals of the inner ear. The inner ear is an important source that sends signals to the brain about body movements related to gravity.

Causes of Vertigo

Vertigo is often caused by an inner ear problem. Some of the most common causes include:

  • Meniere’s disease
  • Whiplash
  • Ear infections
  • High doses or long-term use of antibiotics
  • Stroke

Symptoms of Vertigo

Vertigo is often triggered by a change in the position of your head. People with vertigo typically describe it as feeling like they are:

  • Spinning
  • Tilting
  • Swaying
  • Unbalanced
  • Pulled to one direction
  • Feeling nauseated
  • Vomiting
  • Abnormal or jerking eye movements (nystagmus)
  • Headache
  • Sweating
  • Ringing in the ears or hearing loss


Can Soft Therapy Treat and ultimately relieve your Vertigo symptoms?

For those not familiar with soft tissue massage, it is a therapy that involves manual or mechanical application of pressure, movement and vibration on the body. To answer the question above, yes, soft tissue massage therapy can be an effective treatment for vertigo. Many people experience much success through this treatment option when delivered by trained soft tissue massage therapists. In fact, soft tissue massage therapy can not only alleviate the symptoms associated with vertigo, but it can also reduce the pain you may be experiencing due to headaches.

Pressure will be applied to specific points on the body, such as the top of the head and behind the middle of the ears, the back of the neck muscle and even the feet. Our soft tissue massage therapists are trained to know which specific points on the body deliver results.

If you have been suffering from vertigo, you may find great relief from a combination of different treatments, such as soft tissue massage therapy and medical acupuncture (dry needling). Of course, this will depend upon the cause of your particular vertigo. At Elite Performance Therapy, each client is assessed individually, and treatment plans are prepared for each individual condition to deliver comprehensive treatment (if applicable).

Elite Performance Therapy is a leading soft tissue therapy and chiropractic clinic in Fuengirola, Spain. Our therapists are fully accredited and regulated health professionals who are among the best in their field.

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