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Addressing Back Pain with Massage

Elements Massage Gilbert Sep 27, 2017

There are numerous types of massage, each meant to address specific concerns or ailments. One common complaint our team of massage therapists hear from our clients is back pain. According to the American Chiropractic Association, over 31 million Americans struggle with this pervasive condition. In fact, it is often cited as one of the most common reasons why people miss work.

As a complex structure of ligaments, muscles and joints, there are many different reasons for back pain. Several of the most commonly cited reasons include:

- Muscle strains

- Ruptured disks

- Irritated joints

- Arthritis

- Obesity

- Poor posture

- Stress

Depending on your unique situation, massage is a great tool used to combat this issue. In particular, Swedish massage is one of the most gentle modalities that employs light to medium pressure and a variety of movements to release areas of tension while promoting a relaxing and therapeutic experience.

Up next, Deep Tissue massage is second on the list for those with chronic back pain. This more targeted massage format uses hard pressure to work on underlying muscle tissue. While slightly uncomfortable, it can realign muscles and deliver much needed relief from aches and pains stemming from trigger points in upper and lower back areas.

These are just the two most common forms of massage used for back pain issues. If you are suffering, let us discuss your specific condition and match you with the right therapist and the right pressure necessary to reduce and relieve your pain!

 

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