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Types Of Massage That Can Help With Back Pain

A growing number of clients have reported that massage for back pain has made a significant difference in providing much needed relief and a decrease in inflammation...

Massage is the use of the hands which manipulate the muscles and tissues of the body, improving circulation, reducing stress and enhancing overall relaxation. Massage may relieve pain in the body using several mechanism, by relaxing the tendons, joints and muscles, encouraging the blood flow by sending lovely fresh rich oxygenated blood and nutrients to the areas in need and by stimulating the nerve fibers and disturbing the pain signals sent to the brain.

Massage dates back to 3000BC and from many different cultures...more of this to come in future articles. The modern Massage of today is based on the techniques developed by the Swedish "Father of Massage" Per Henrik Ling and is still used as this technique today.

Aromatherapy Massage

Aromatic plants and oils have been used for thousands of years in incense, perfumes and cosmetics. Each oil has an individual combination of constitutes which interact with the bodies chemistry, which in turn effect the systems and organs. There are many essential oil blends that are used that help with pain that we use during a massage treatment which not only provide a Physical affect but a Psychological element, such as the wonderful relaxing aroma's.

Hot Stone Massage

This massage technique dates back thousands of years, and is the technique of manipulating soft tissue and muscles through pressure using Swedish Massage

Hot stone massage combines the benefits of heat application with massage techniques, using smooth hot stones or by placing them on the body. The warm treatment can be both deeply relaxing and healing as well as helping to warm up tight muscles. 

Pain can manifest itself in the body in many ways and may originate from many different sources. Massage has so many Psychological and Physiological effects ranging from promoting a general state of calm and well-being, restoring balance in the body, increasing oxygen and nutrient support. The best thing you can do is to experience a treatment for yourself and see what suits you and your body best. Your body will thank you for it and you will hopefully say goodbye to the pain!


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