Massages for relieving Lower Back Pain
Medikoe Health Expert
Koramangala, bengaluru, karnataka, india, Bengaluru Feb 9, 2017
Lower back pain is a common complaint among athletes and non-athletes. Lower back pain can result due to poor posture, a strain from lifting something the wrong way, an injury from a fall or stress resulting from exercise. People suffering from low back pain caused by muscle tension and strain can get substantial healing and pain relief by massage therapy if the correct muscles are targeted. Stretching and deep muscle massage are the most effective treatments for lower back pain and discomfort.
A massage therapist kneads, rubs, and strokes the affected muscles to increase blood flow throughout the body. This, in turns, delivers oxygen and nutrients to the muscles and helps eliminate any acids or other waste products that accumulate there, thereby relieving pain.
Types of Massage
Swedish Massage: Combines light stroking in one direction with deep pressure in another to relax muscles.
Deep Tissue Massage: Targets chronic muscle tension using slower strokes and more direct pressure and friction.
Myofascial release: Releases tension stored in the fascia.
Trigger point and myotherapy: Direct pressure placed on trigger points to cause their release.
Shiatsu: An oriental therapy based on acupressure.
Reiki: A Japanese form of massage that seeks to adjust the body’s energy.