It is very common for people to experience low back pain. It can be caused by a variety of things like being on your feet all day or sitting at a desk for long periods of time.
The good news is massage therapy is proven to help alleviate low back pain. Here are four reasons why massage can help treat chronic and acute low back pain.
Massage increases blood flow. Each of the various kinds of massage therapy helps improve blood flow, which speeds up muscle recovery and reduces soreness.
Massage decreases muscle tension. Oftentimes low back pain is partly from overly tight muscles in the back, hips and even upper legs. Research shows massage reduces muscle tension and enhances muscle relaxation. Relaxed muscles encourage good sleep and reduce insomnia, allowing the body the time it needs to heal injured muscles.
Massage increases endorphin levels. This may be the biggest way that massage therapy alleviates low back pain. Massage therapy has been shown to generate endorphins, which are the feel-good chemicals the body produces during exercise. They make you feel good and help to manage chronic pain.
Heat application during massage assists in each of the above areas. Hot towels, stones and heat packs are frequent and recommended additions to any massage, especially in order to reduce low back pain.
Low back pain can negatively influence every area of your life. But it doesn’t have to. Regular massage appointments can significantly reduce your pain. [White Gardenia Holistic Studio website]
Creative Wellness Solutions provides a convenient massage with innumerable benefits on a comfortable massage chair. You can choose from a head and face, upper body, or legs and feet massage, or any combination. You do not need to climb onto a table or remove clothing and no oils are used. We are a mobile service so are able to come to you in your home or you can visit us at one of the locations that we visit weekly.