We've all suffered from the soreness associated with an overly exuberant exercise session. But did you know that most Americans experience neck, back and muscle pain from another less-strenuous activity? Surprisingly, the most common cause of pain is... are you ready for this... sitting. Yup! No kidding! Chronic back pain, which is the second most common cause of disability and a top reason for missing work, can be the result of improper posture while sitting.
Additionally, carrying extra weight, poor posture, and repetitive or overuse movements can put strain on the back and other sensitive areas. A strong core always helps improve posture, but if you're in too much pain to move or exercise, this can be tricky to maintain. Muscular strains often results in spasms, tensing, and pain in your upper back, hips, gluteals and hamstrings.
Massage therapy (and in this case, deep tissue or trigger point) gets to the root of the pain by relaxing tense muscles and increasing flexibility. Massage therapy also encourages blood flow to the affected muscles, which can result in increased levels oxygen and nutrients. For athletes, a focused Sports Massage Therapy session may do the trick and help relieve any problems which occur from overexertion.
BENEFITS OF RELAXED MUSCLES
Reduces pain that results from tense muscles
Aids in muscle relaxation
Relieves muscle tension and stiffness
All of this activity reduces swelling and stiffness and increases flexibility to help eliminate pain. A Back In Balance massage therapy session may also help you releases endorphins and boosts your levels of serotonin and dopamine; all hormones your body produces to help you feel good, promote healing, pain management, and calm your nerves.
To learn even more about the ways in which a massage therapy session at Back In Balance Massage & Bodyworks can personally improve your life, please click this BENEFITS OF MASSAGE link.