Back Massage Therapy
Back pain happens to almost everyone at some point. In fact, when looking for information on massage, more people search for “back massage” than for shoulders, knees, hands, neck or any other part of the body.
Your back has so many hard-working muscles and ligaments that it’s easy to experience strain and pain in different areas throughout your life. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, back pain is the second most common neurological ailment in the United States. And the American Chiropractic Association estimates that eight of every ten people are troubled by back pain at some point.
Massage can help alleviate the muscle spasms which occur when your rib or thoracic joints lose mobility, thereby helping those joints function better. It’s even possible to increase the mobility of your sacroiliac joint or tailbone by massaging the gluteal muscles and releasing tension in the tissues.
Along with enhancing other types of medical treatment, back massage therapy can provide significant relief of incidental or chronic pain. Whether chronic pain is due to limited mobility of the vertebral, pelvic and rib joints or to compression of nerves through muscle spasm, disease or structural dysfunction, it helps to find a professional therapist who’s experienced in back massage.