3 Ways Massage Therapy Can Ease Your Back Pain Problems

Most people will suffer from back pain at some time in their lives.

And this is especially true if you are an older person. Speaking from myself, there was a time when I suffered from excruciating back pain. I tried everything to relieve my agony, from improving my posture, to using ice packs to spending thousands of pounds on back specialists who couldn’t help me.

Eventually I had to resort to taking pain killers and was even considering surgery, but then I discovered the miracle of massage therapy.

After only 3 sessions my back pain had completely disappeared and I was able to live an active life again. Truth is, there are many reasons why massage therapy can help ease your back pain.

For example:

  1. Massage therapy releases powerful pain killing hormones.

When you get a proper deep tissue massage it releases hormones like serotonin and dopamine. It also releases endorphins, and all three of these are natural painkillers and happy chemicals which will relieve your pain and make you feel happy and relaxed. These mood enhancers will also ease depression and anxiety, which will help to reduce pain and speed up your recovery, which is a godsend for those with chronic back problems.

  1. Massage therapy relaxes your muscles which can help with back pain.

Massage will decrease the tension in your muscles, and this will help to improve flexibility and reduce the pain caused by tight muscles. It will also increase blood flow and circulation, which will bring much needed nutrition to your muscles and tissues. This will help to relieve the back pain caused by physical activity.

  1. Massage therapy helps to reduce inflammation which will help relieve pain.

Massage helps to improve circulation, and this is important because it reduces inflammation. You see, circulating inside of your body you have a clear fluid called lymph. At the same time you have inflammation in your body. This is a response from your immune system to injury or infection that causes pain in your muscles, body and even your joints.

And when lymph fluid and inflammation start to accumulate in your body, it puts pressure on your blood vessels and your circulation decreases. As this happens it irritates the nerves, which causes pain.

Massage therapy helps your body to combat excess lymph fluid and inflammation, which reduces pain.

Massage can relieve your back pain quickly and easily. And if you’re skeptical, don’t be. There are hundreds of clinical studies which prove that massage therapy will relieve your back pain.

This treatment is now widely accepted in the medical community as a credible treatment for many types of back pain and can be used in conjunction with other medical treatments.

So if you’re suffering from back pain and you’re tired of having to give up being active then why don’t why try massage therapy.

Don’t overthink it!  Come in and see us at Elements London before anything else.