Massage Therapy for Back Pain
While there is a wide variety of causes for back pain, in some cases massage therapy is the best treatment to relieve inflammation and stress in the muscles of the back. As a bonus, massage therapy has numerous other health benefits including relaxation, detoxification, and overall wellness. Get a massage today! Your back will thank you!
How Massage Therapy Works for Back Pain
When back pain is caused by a skeletal issue in the joints of the back, it’s best treated by something like joint manipulation [LINK] or spinal decompression [LINK], but often, back pain is simply stemming from muscular strain or inflammation. In this case, massage therapy is one of the most effective treatments for alleviating back pain.
Muscle strain and inflammation can be caused by a number of things including poor posture, sitting hunched over a desk for too long, and injury through physical activity. The problem with muscle strain is that when a patient experiences muscle strain, they often stiffen up to avoid the pain, which can actually make the problem much worse. The best way to get rid of the pain is to relax the muscles and improve flexibility and range of motion.
Massage therapy kneads and stimulates the muscles of the back, forcing them to release tension and stress. This gives the muscles the conditions they need in order to heal inflammation and stop causing pain.
How Often Should I Get Massaged?
If you are suffering from back pain, we recommend getting massaged regularly, though your specific schedule may vary from once a week to once every few months. Consult our team to find a massage therapy treatment that’s right for you.
You will likely start feeling many of the positive effects of massage therapy after just one session. Our patients report feeling relaxed, unburdened, lighter, and healthier overall.
If you are experiencing back pain related to muscle strain or inflammation, contact our offices today to schedule a massage therapy appointment.