What is RSI?

Repetitive strain injury, repetitive stress injury, or RSI is a term that most people have heard of.  RSI is really a blanket name that is used to describe many different types of soft tissue injury including carpel tunnel syndrome and tendinitis. It is usually caused by a mixture of bad ergonomics, poor posture, stress, and repetitive motion.

Should you be worried about RSI?

Do you use a computer for more than a few hours a day ? Do you work on a factory production line or play a musical instrument ? If the answer is yes then you are certainly at risk from repetitive strain injury. It may not be a life threatening injury, but RSI has the potential to cause crippling disability and pain. Early treatment is the key to success, because recovery can be a very slow process.

Regular use of massage may help prevent RSI and will help speed the healing process by reducing stress and treating muscle strain.

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