Low back pain is one of the most frequent problems I hear from my massage clients. If your lower back muscles are giving you grief, you are in good company! Fortunately, most clients find that massage therapy helps them.
To get the best results from your lower back pain treatment, keep these points in mind:
• You will enjoy the most relief when we work on the underlying causes of your muscular pain.
Your glutes, hamstrings, and IT band pull on your lower back and hips. So, if these
muscles are tight & restricted, you will feel pain in your lower back. You’ll get more benefits from your session if I work on these muscles, and not just on your back itself.
• To feel relief from a chronic back problem, your best plan may be to come in for a series of focused appointments.
Although your muscles may feel better right away after your first session, massage
therapy has a cumulative effect on your body.
Just as you can gain muscle tone if you exercise consistently, your back pain will improve more over time if you come in for massage therapy regularly!
• Be sure to keep me updated about how you felt after your previous session. It’s normal for your back to feel less painful on some days and to feel tight on other days. Don’t give up! You’re moving in the right direction!