remedial massage for back painBack pain is a major issue in the modern world; in fact it is one of the leading causes of workforce disability and a huge burden on healthcare expenses in Australia. Four out of five people will suffer from back pain at some point during their lives, and it is also the second most common reason for visiting a doctor or remedial massage therapist. Medical treatment options for back pain generally include painkillers, rest, heat or in extreme situations epidural steroid injections. However, if you are looking for a safe, drug free and effective option here is how remedial massage can help.

How Does Remedial Massage Help Back Pain?

Remedial massage therapists use specific massage techniques to address the soft-tissue and structural dysfunctions that are causing the back pain. These techniques are applied directly to the muscles that are the source of the pain and dysfunction. Some of the common massage modalities used by remedial massage therapists are listed below:

  • Deep tissue massage
  • Cupping
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Myofascial release
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Passive stretches

In addition to these treatment techniques, remedial massage also produces a systemic relaxation effect which releases endorphins and other hormones, contributing to primary and secondary healing effects. 

The aim of using these massage techniques is to ease the muscular tension found in large muscles around the back, neck, shoulders, glutes, spine, hip flexors, and hamstrings. This in turn helps release pressure on the surrounding nerves, improve blood circulation, improve muscle tone, and improve posture and flexibility, thereby reducing pain and discomfort.

To get the maximum benefits from treatment you need to include stretches and exercises into your daily regime. Our therapists will provide you with a range of stretches and exercise specific to your issue.

If you are experiencing back pain and would like to see how remedial massage can benefit you BOOK NOW or for further information fell free to give us a call.

Melbourne Natural Therapies
Remedial Massage Melbourne