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How Massage Therapy Can Ease Your Back Pain

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Millions of people suffer from back pain every day. For some it is a mild pain and twinges that can occur with certain movements and for others the pain is chronic and even debilitating. If you suffer from back pain the sooner you seek help, the better your life will become & the faster it would be to treat the back problem. Here are some of the ways Ottawa massage therapists can ease your back pain:

  • Healthy blood flow and circulation is required to promote healing. Massage increases circulation and can aid by providing nutrition to the muscles and tissue in your back
  • Massage therapy will relax muscles which in turn will improve flexibility and reduce pain
  • Endorphins are Mother Nature’s pain killer and during massage therapy your endorphin levels are increased. It acts as a natural pain reliever which is an excellent natural alternative to medications commonly used for chronic back pain
  • The inflammation associated with back pain can lead to spasms. Massage can act as a natural anti-spasmodic and reduce inflammation. This in turn can increase range of motion which allows the muscles to receive more stretching instead of being tense
  • Ottawa massage therapists offer therapeutic massage that can reduce the pain caused by osteoarthritis. Again, the increase of circulation will reduce the stress and tension in muscles

Massage Studies
Many people do not believe therapeutic massage is a legitimate medical treatment. However recent studies have proven that massage does aid those suffering from back pain. Those who received massage sessions as part of their back pain management reported greater average improvements in pain and functioning when compared to those who did not receive massage therapy. Only 4 percent under usual care said their pain was gone or much improved whereas 36 percent to 39 percent of the massage patients said their pain was either almost completely or completely gone.

If you’ve been living with back pain whether it is mild or extreme, Ottawa massage therapists can help ease your pain and assist in improving your quality of life. You should contact an Ottawa massage therapist, even if you’re experiencing mild back pain, because minor back aches can develop into a more serious chronic problem if left untreated.


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