How Massage Therapy Can Change Your Life!

Date Posted:11 June 2018

Massage is a natural, non-invasive treatment for that aching pain in your back, neck and shoulders. Massage can also help with relieving chronic stress, depression and tension headaches - one could almost say life-changing for some.

Back pain happens to almost everyone at some point. Lower back pain is one of the most common and costly health conditions in Australia. Around 25 percent of Australians suffer from back pain on any day. The muscles, ligaments, discs or bones in your back could all be the source of back pain.

 

 

The Journal of the American Academy of Family Physicians report that “when controlled studies tested the effects of therapeutic massage, it was found that people experiencing back pain received greater relief from soft tissue manipulation and massage than from a placebo.”

A study published in the International Journal of Neuroscience compared massage therapy to muscle relaxation, the group of test subjects who received massage reported “feeling less anxiety, pain and depression than people in the other group.”

Here’s how a regular massage will provide relief from aching pain in the back-

 

Relief from lower back pain- A professional massage can help relieve lower back pain. After a strenuous workout or sitting at a desk all day, your back muscles are likely to be tense from overuse or repetitive use. Massage movements work on those muscles and releases that chronic tension that helps cause back pain.

 

Alleviate tension in the upper back- Immobility, long hours of standing or repetitive motion may cause neck and shoulder pain. An upper back massage may help relieve the tension in that area and reduce the pain that accompanies migraines.

 

Release endorphins- “A back massage stimulates the production of endorphins, dopamine and serotonin, chemicals that make the body feel good”, according to Beth Mueller, RMT. This helps manage pain and may allow you to reduce the amount of painkillers you take. A relaxing back massage can help decrease pain in the lower back, which may help prevent anxiety and depression - serious illnesses that can be associated with being immobile or reducing physical activity.

 

Improve sleep- If you are suffering from insomnia or having disturbed sleeping patterns, getting a massage may help. The back rubdown will relax the larger muscles and help relieve tension. Massage will promote an undisturbed and restful sleep - which we all need!

 

So, add a regular massage to your healthcare regime and find relief from the aching pain in the back. You will live a completely different quality of life.