Chronic low back pain is a common complaint among many, and can be difficult to treat as there may be varying causes to the pain. In my practice, I see many clients that have been unable to find relief, until they have tried massage therapy. That is why I was happy to find this article in the Massage Therapy Journal, AMTA, which gives more in depth information about the benefits of massage therapy on chronic lower back pain:
“Massage therapy may be more effective in dealing with low-back pain than other more traditional medical intervention as new research suggests…
“…The two groups of patients receiving massage therapy reported their back pain was significantly improved or gone altogether.
“Although previous studies on massage therapy and low-back pain have concentrated primarily on effectiveness of deep tissue massage, researchers are hopeful about the success of relaxation massage modalities offering significant benefits. Two reasons are that relaxation massage is oftentimes more widely available and cost-effective.”
My clients experience significant pain relief from chronic back pain when I apply the relaxation massage techniques. If traditional remedies are not working effectively, consider using massage therapy.
For more information about this study, visit Massage Therapy Journal, AMTA.