Known to be intense and shooting, sciatica pain is the agitation of the sciatic nerve bundle located in the lower back and sacral area. Oftentimes, the pain sensations can travel from lower back to the lower leg area and can majorly interrupt your ability to perform even routine daily tasks. Caused by a range of conditions like the weight of carrying a growing baby during pregnancy, a hernia or slipped disc, a pinched nerve, scar tissue, joint conditions, spinal tumors, infections, or even a simple muscle strain, sciatic pain flairs whenever muscle inflammation or strain impacts this sensitive nerve bundle.
For those looking to achieve relief, massage may be just the key. As a great non-pharmacological and non-invasive treatment option, massage can help ease the shooting pain, tingling sensations, and numbness associated with sciatic nerve issues. The long stroking motions and the application of deep pressure applied during the act of massage help penetrate your body’s deep muscle tissue to boost circulation and increase the oxygen levels in your blood. In addition to addressing specific areas of pain, massage helps promote the removal of toxins from your blood and stimulates lymph movement.
To maximize your session on the massage table, at Elements Lincoln, we recommend a few key tips to make the most of your massage:
● Drink plenty of water before and after your session.
● Try incorporating ice/heat on any problem areas to loosen up tension and keep your muscles pliable and primed for massage.
● Avoid long periods without moving.
● Eat healthy and nutritious foods and avoid too much sugar or caffeine.
Talk to our professional team of massage therapists today to find out more about how we can help you manage your sciatic pain!