Nina J. Sunday, August 25, 2019

Back pain is one of the most common causes of long lasting pain among adults in the UK. Either a result of injury, strain or poor posture, or a long-term pain caused by injury, most of us will come to know the beast that is called back pain.

Back pain can range in intensity from mild to severe, through persistent stiffness or sharp localized pain extending into the neck and head. Because of its wide ranging impacts – affecting sleep, productivity and mobility – it can be challenging to find remedies for low back pain.

In fact, when it comes to low-back pain specifically, researchers say that 70-85 percent of the population will experience it at some point in their lives.

Massage therapy can help you reduce pain

Massage was once considered a luxury—something you’d enjoy at a spa or health club. However, the benefit of massage is now considered a more mainstream therapy and is often recommended by doctors and other medical professionals.

Those who suffer with back pain know there are no easy answers for chasing the pain away. Physical therapy has proven effective for some sufferers, as has chiropractic and acupuncture, but massage therapy is also making a name for itself when it comes to providing relief. In fact, research has shown that massage can be a great friend to the back-pain sufferer.

For back pain sufferers, massage can work wonders. Massage can help relax the body, relax the psyche, and improve a client's range of motion and circulation to the affected tissues. Massage lets you tap into the parasympathetic system and tap into all the good hormones that help you sleep better and help you handle stressors along the way.

Benefits of Back massage 

Research shows that massage therapy has several potential health benefits for back pain sufferers, including:

  • 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.
  • A back massage stimulates the production of endorphins, dopamine and serotonin, chemicals that make the body feel good. This helps manage pain and may allow you to reduce the amount of painkillers you take. A back massage can help decrease pain in the lower back, which may help prevent anxiety and depression.
  • The back massage relaxes the larger muscles and relieves tension that may be causing you to have a difficult time falling asleep or staying in a deep sleep. This allows you to have full sleep cycles necessary for optimum performance and good health.

All of that helps in building a healthier back and a happier you.

Physical activity – it’s important

Although it may sound counterintuitive to move more when you’re in pain, exercise helps to build strong and flexible muscles that are less injury prone. Specifically, for those who have a stiff back, activity such as getting up and going for a walk can help with the healing process and prevent future pulls or strains from happening. Incorporating strength training and flexibility exercises into your daily routine are a great way to build solid muscle.

One of the best benefits of a back massage is that it feels good. Sometimes you just need to take a little time to relax and enjoy the pleasurable sensation of the human touch.

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