Carpal Tunnel Massage
The carpal tunnel is the passage that goes from the forearm through the wrist to the palm of the hand. About the same width as your thumb, this narrow canal contains nine tendons and one nerve. According to the AMTA, if that median nerve gets pinched in the tunnel -- by swelling from a wrist fracture, rheumatoid arthritis, pregnancy, thyroid problems, obesity, menopause, diabetes and other risk factors -- it will register a painful protest.
Your massage therapist will focus on loosing the entire arm and shoulder in order to work out any 'knots' that may be affecting the nerve from where it begins in the neck and ends in the fingers.