Thoracic outlet syndrome is a rare condition that involves symptoms such as pain in the neck and shoulder, numbness and tingling of the fingers, and a weak grip. The thoracic outlet is the area between the rib cage and collar bone.
Massage therapy softens the fibrous bands in the neck and chest that compress the nerves leading into the shoulder, arm, and hand. Eliminating this pressure allows blood and nerve flow to return to equilibrium. Postural reeducation and exercise rehab are important components for the successful treatment of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS).