Back pain can range from very minor muscle spasms caused by exercise to chronic and debilitating discomfort. 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.
A good back 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. When a massage therapist works those muscles, some of the tension is released.
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.
One of the best benefits of a back massage is that it feels good. Sometimes you just need to take a little time to relax and enjoy the pleasurable sensation of the human touch.