These steps are critical to administer to oneself within the first twenty-four hours of injury.
R - Rest
I - ICE
C - COMPRESSION
E - ELEVATION
Most people think of heat when they injure themselves. That is not the case. To prevent swelling and possible infection you must ice the area. Just remember when inflamed or swelling always use ice!
By following these easy steps, you will reduce muscle injury and pain substantially.
Suzan Walker, LMT, CR, LDT
Connective Integration Massage Therapy
Massage therapy is not a substitution for medical treatment. The massage therapist cannot diagnose, treat or prevent disease. The therapist can only recommend products and services. Please consult a medical physician.