Saturday, 18 September 2010

How massage can help with back pain

One of the most common problems that people suffer from is back pain.

Very easily back pain can develop into a chronic problem. Unfortunately there is little that conventional medicine can do to help you.

Back pain is caused by tension in your muscles or tension in your muscles; it can happen anywhere along your spine.

And if you drive all day or sit in an office all day you are more prone to develop these problems. Normally this happens when you keep your back tense. This means your muscles are tight and therefore don't relax.

If your back pain felt becomes chronic it can make it difficult for you to move.

There is good news though: often this can be solved by doing the right exercises or by using relaxation techniques like yoga. And I should know as I do them every day!

Some of the other therapies which you could look at include massage, acupuncture, acupressure, osteopathy, reflexology or pilates.

If your back pain is stress-related, then you should have a therapy that will help you relax. Sometimes relieving stress removes the back pain. And having a massage is ideal for this.