Bad Back? Massage Is Your Answer

Date Posted:29 October 2018

Back pain happens to almost everyone at some point. Lack of exercise, long working hours- desk jobs can sometimes result in posture problems and bad back.

 

According to the 2014-15 National Health Survey in Australia “People with back problems are more likely to be current daily smokers and more likely to be physically inactive and obese compared to those without back problems.”

 

 

Massage is considered a perfect therapy for your aching back. It is a non-invasive, natural therapy that help release tension in stiff muscles and reduce back pain. In addition to physical benefits, a massage provides psychological benefits through relaxation and increased production of 'feel good' chemicals such as endorphins that are helpful for people with both acute back problems and chronic back pain.

Here’s how massage can help your bad back-

Enhance blood flow and circulation- The soothing massage movements enhance the flow of blood, increasing circulation. This means an increased supply of nutrient blood flow to muscles and tissues which aids the recovery of sore muscles from physical activity.

Decrease muscle tension- Long working hours can cause tension in muscles. A massage can help improve flexibility, reduce pain caused by tight muscles and enhance sleep.

Increase range of motion- A soothing massage can help relieve the stiffness in muscles and joints that are binding up your joints. An increase in flexibility means you can move through a greater range of motion.

Alleviate back pain- Muscles can sometimes become stiff when they are overworked. A massage will help release the tension in the muscles, reducing pain and promoting flexibility. Pain can also occur in neck and shoulders due to repetitive movements or immobility. Massage will help alleviate the tightness and pain from migraines and headaches.

Release ‘feel-good’ chemicals- The soothing massage movements help promote the release of ‘endorphins’- the feel-good chemicals in the brain. This mood enhancer can ease depression and anxiety, which can help reduce pain and speed recovery which is particularly important for those suffering from chronic back or neck problems.

Better sleep- Having disturbed sleeping patterns can impact having a healthy mind and body. Getting a regular massage will improve quality of sleep that boosts your physical and physiological health, eliminating pain and stress.

Getting a soothing massage will provide relief from the aching pain in the back. Integrate a regular massage in your healthcare regime and experience a positive change in your health.