Almost the entire population will experience back pain to some degree throughout their lives. Your body, especially your back, consists of such hard-working muscles and ligaments that it’s no surprise that sometimes that hard work leads to some aches and soreness.
More and more healthcare providers and clinics are recognizing massage therapy as a successful and legitimate solution to lower back pain. Most will even encourage their patients to pursue massage therapy as a way to decrease recurring back pain. In addition, there are many important health benefits to those who receive massage therapy treatments:
- Massage therapy improves blood circulation which helps sore muscles recover from physical activity.
- Massages relax your muscles, allowing for an improved range of motion.
- Through massage therapy, patients may receive increased endorphin levels, improving the overall mood. What more could you want than to be happy & healthy?
What are my options?
If you’re interested in learning what a massage therapist can do for your back pain, call Spring Creek Medical Center to talk through the various options and types of massage therapy that we offer. The main types out there today include Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, and Hot Stone Massage.
Swedish Massages offer a more gentle touch and are the most commonly requested massage in the country. On the other hand, a Deep Tissue Massage will use deep pressure across the grain of your muscles to alleviate the tightness or soreness that might be causing your pain. Hot Stone Massage is another therapy entirely; using smooth, water heated stones, the massage therapist will increase circulation and relax your muscles.
Each of these massage types has its own benefits and some are sure to suit you and your specific pain better than others. Talk with your therapist to determine which styles are most successful and to learn exactly how you can feel more relaxed and pain-free without juggling multiple prescriptions to keep your back pain in check!