It’s not secret that a large number of people suffer every day from both injuries and also severe pain. In more specific terms, back pain and techniques used to relieve back pain are becoming of more and more interest to the average citizen as compared to days of the past.
In the past, when one had severe pains in the back, she might wait it out, get extra sleep, or simply see the doctor in a week or two to figure out what was the matter. However, nowadays, it seems like people are turning to more holistic ways of proactively getting the problem solved and figured out for good.
Massage is more and more turned to as an effective technique to relieve back pain. So much so, that there are a number of classifications that massage has in order to effectively relieve pain.
Here are some main types of massage that are effective in relieving back pains:
1. Soft-tissue release
This is a western type of massage that is used to strengthen the tissue of the affected areas and also provide lengthening and flexibility of muscles following an injury: very important for relieving pain and restoring the tissue.
2. Craniosacral massage
This type of massage is again a western Swedish type of massage that is quite gentle on the subcutaneous layer of tissue and helps gently increase circulation and restore the body’s natural ability to heal itself. This one is very therapeutic and yet effective if used in a large enough frequency over time.
3. Acupressure massage
This is a technique that comes from the far east of Asian and helps to get the immune system functioning on all cylinders with the main purpose of self-healing. The body can heal through massage, but acupressure stresses the importance of the body learning to heal on its own.
4. Thai massage
This is another type of eastern Asian massage that actually applies a strong amount of firm pressure along the lines and curves of the body. The idea here is to attack conditions that are reoccurring or “chronic” and very painful. This technique does not shy away from exposing the main areas of hurt and going after them aggressively for healing.
This is a stimulating massage that goes after the nerves in the feet and in the hands by strengthen those areas of the back. Any area that can cause severe pain to the point of illness is targeted with reflexology in an attempt to pinpoint the pressure and eliminate it.
Those are my suggested techniques for massages that are effective in eliminating back pain. As massage and the popularity of it is ever increasing, people are beginning to turn to it as an effective method of pain relief. These classifications of massage help to effectively target the pain that is needed to relieve and attack it from the proper angles without a blanketed one size fits all approach.
I hope you have enjoy my list of effective massage techniques to relieve back pain. If you do not agree with the list, please feel free to write me or comment below. I love constructive discussion and I would like to discuss your techniques, tips, and ways to help people with back pain out.