Say Goodbye to Back and Neck Pain with Massage Therapyby Robert Lewis professional speaker
Back or neck pain can disrupt your day and affect your performance and ability to focus on work. Poor posture, sprains and strains from aging, sports, overexertion, and even the way you sleep can give you neck and back pain. If left untreated, such pain, can result in serious discomfort and reduce your work productivity, deteriorate the quality of life, and can also lead to stress and anxiety.
Some of the common symptoms of neck pain involve:
· Stiff neck
· Numbness or weakness
· Muscle spasms and tightness
· Pain that worsens when holding the head in one place for a long period.
Signs and symptoms of back pain include:
· A shooting pain that spreads down the leg
· Decreased range of motion
· Diminished ability to flex the back
How can massage therapy help?
Massage helps in easing back and neck pain, and it is common for people who are experiencing severe pain to seek this treatment. The massage therapist in Philadelphia uses their hands to press, rub and manipulate the muscle and other soft tissues to increase blood circulation, reduce muscle tension, and decrease stress hormones, thus promoting feelings of improved wellbeing.
The Right Type of Massage
Today, there are various types of massage, with variation in strokes, techniques, and pressure applied by the therapist. Some of the most common types of massages that help manage the back pain and neck pain are:
1. Myofascial Release
This massage is also known as soft tissue mobilization and is a therapy used to release tension stored in fascia. Fascias are layers of fibrous tissues, which encase and strengthen muscles, dividing them into groups and layers.
Following trauma, fascia and muscles may shorten restricting blood flow. The technique therapist uses in Myofascial release relaxes the muscle tension and break up fascial adhesions.
2. Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger points are small, tight nodules that develop in muscles causing referred pain. The goal of this massage is to alleviate muscle spasms, improve circulation, and release trigger points. So, the therapist applies direct momentary pressure to a trigger point to cause its release.
As trigger points get released, the therapist stretches the muscle using spray and stretch technique.
3. Swedish Massage
This massage is one of the most popular therapeutic massages. Swedish massage generally focuses on muscle relaxation and increasing level of oxygen in the blood with long, steady strokes, usually performed in the direction of blood flow towards the heart.
Getting a massage frequently promotes healing by enhancing circulation and relieving inflammation. It also keeps your joints strong and muscle limber, which reduces the chances of pulling a muscle.
But before getting a massage for neck and back pain, consult your doctor, as he or she may be able to refer you to a licensed massage therapist in Philadelphia.
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