Back pain is one of the leading reasons that people miss work and go to the doctor in our country, in fact 8 out of 10 people experience back pain that interferes with their daily tasks. More an more people are seeking massage for back pain relief and there is good reason for this, it really works!
I once had a client come in who could not stand up straight and could barely handle any pressure at all during his massage. Even starting with the lightest touch combined with focused work I was able to help him find relief. This particular client needed very regular treatment, two 60 minute sessions per week for one month, in order experience a full recovery. It is important to remember that every situation is different and it may take you more or less time to become pain free, you may also need to combine therapies such as acupuncture, chiropractic or physical therapy in order to become completely rehabilitated. For extreme cases or if you are unsure about the cause of your pain we do recommend getting a check up at your doctor’s office just to make sure there are no other and more serious underlying causes for your back pain. I have seen massage postpone and prevent surgeries and relieve countless other issues surrounding pain and anxiety. No matter what, you can count on the fact that massage is a low-risk therapy that almost always gives you some benefit, therefore I ask: what do you have to lose?
How does massage for back pain work?
- Increased blood flow and circulation, which brings needed nutrition to muscles and tissues. This aids in recovery of muscle soreness from physical activity or soft tissue injury (such as muscle strain).
- Decreased tension in the muscles. This muscle relaxation can improve flexibility, reduce pain caused by tight muscles and even improve sleep.
- Increased endorphin levels–the “feel good” chemicals in the brain. This mood enhancer can ease depression and anxiety, which can help reduce pain and speed recovery–particularly important for those suffering from chronic back or neck problems.
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