& Address: Ulnar
by Whitney Lowe
Massage approaches for
these two problems differ due to the nature of the pathology.
For example, because Guyon’s canal syndrome results from
external forces causing compression on the nerve in the tunnel,
massage strategies need to focus on relief of compressive force.
The practitioner should avoid any techniques that cause further
nerve compression, evident by an immediate increase in symptoms.
Massage performed directly over the irritated nerve in the canal
may actually aggravate the symptoms and impair the healing process.