Low Back Pain: How Can Massage Therapy Help?

Thousands of Americans experience low back pain each year. This is one of the most common complaints in terms of orthopedic conditions. Back pain can also greatly affect one’s quality of life and relates to their ability to work, live an active lifestyle and be pain-free.

How Can Massage Therapy Help?

Massage therapy can help relieve low back pain. As a disclaimer, it is important to see your Medical Doctor when you have low back pain that is not improving, in order to get a diagnosis and rule out more serious conditions. With that, if a person’s low back pain is related to muscle tightness, poor circulation or even stress-related, then massage therapy can help.

There are many techniques that are used to relieve low back pain. The particular technique depends on the individual and their particular situation. Often, for muscle tightness, a deep tissue massage or sports massage can be helpful. These types of massages are used to decrease the muscular restriction, eliminate trigger points, and decrease pain.

What our Intro to Sports Massage video HERE.

If your pain is more related to poor circulation or stress-related, then a different type of massage therapy may be more indicated. For a gentler technique that improves circulation, lymph massage or effleurage is a good choice. For decreasing stress, any of the Swedish massages may be indicated.

Whatever the case, massage therapy is a great choice in order to relieve or eliminate low back pain. It is worth addressing the issues sooner than later, and get back to an active and pain-free lifestyle!

Learn more about The Professional Massage Therapy’s online massage therapy program HERE.

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