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How soon to get a massage after whiplash?

While a majority of peoples pain with whiplash improve within one month, symptoms sometimes persist longer. Most therapists agree that the sooner massage therapy is received, the quicker the person heals and the less likely they are to develop chronic neck pain. In general, any massage that relaxes the affected muscles will help relieve the pain and discomfort of whiplash.


Symptoms are: headaches/migraines, stiffness, neck pain, dizziness (nausea/vomiting), problems thinking or remembering, numbness and tingling (arms, face, shoulders), jaw pain, low back pain, hip pain, impaired vision


Care Program for Whiplash patient

Healing Phase

Initial Assessment

2-3x/week for 2 weeks for 30 min

1x/week for 2 weeks for 30-45 min

1x/week for 4 weeks for 30-45 min