Back pain massage is one of our massage therapy clients’ most frequent demands. Back pain can be relieved with deep tissue massage. A substantial part of our central nervous system is protected and housed by our spine. When your body experiences trauma or dysfunction, it will prioritise protecting this region. Your body does this by transmitting pain signals to the affected region. The discomfort is a warning that it’s time to relax and recover. Unfortunately, due to our hectic lifestyles, we sometimes overlook this signal.
Another way the body protects itself is by “splinting” (contracting) the spinal muscles. This will assist with a recent injury. However, it has the potential to worsen chronic back pain and tightness. Back pain massage is a comprehensive approach to resolving this problem. Therapists use touch to interact with the nervous and muscle systems. The massage signals to your brain that the initial injury has healed. When your brain realises this, it realises it no longer needs to defend you. As a result, it relaxes the back muscles. Splinting is no longer needed.
Many different deep tissue massage techniques are used by great massage therapists:
Back pain can be caused by a number of neuromuscular problems. As well as reactions to different types of trauma. As a result, we take a different approach for each customer. To create an efficient massage, you must first consider how each technique would affect your body. Each technique has a distinct goal in mind. In addition, it creates a distinct feeling and outcome. Massage therapists usually use a variety of strategies to achieve a desired outcome. This includes pain relief, tightness relief, and restriction relief!
For long-term back pain relief, deep tissue massage techniques are the most successful:
Deep tissue massage entails a broader range of procedures with a higher level of pressure. Deep tissue massage methods, on the other hand, should not be used to literally pound the body. Or inflict intolerable pain on you! There is a point at which adding more pressure is no longer beneficial. And that just makes things worse.
The term “deep tissue massage” denotes that the therapies will result in more extreme sensations. This is due to the higher applied pressure and its increased specificity. To be effective, however, the sensations must always be bearable. You should be able to take deep breaths even though the pressure is high. Even, don’t flinch or tense any other muscles. The techniques described below are all part of a broader category known as deep tissue massage.
David Weintraub, LMT, uses myofascial release strokes on the back
Back pain relief with deep tissue massage – Here are a few of the most successful strategies:
Release of the Myofascial Tendons
Slow strokes are used in myofascial release techniques to affect the body’s “fascial layer.” Between your visible skin layer and your muscles is a layer of connective tissues called the dermis? It runs across our entire muscular system, connecting and tying everything together. Tendons and ligaments are included. Fascia is the “glue” that holds all of your body’s cells together on a microscopic level.
Slow and sustained pressure is used in this deep tissue massage method to loosen up the fascia. Most of you will experience less pain and restricted as a result of this. Fascial release will help you regain range of motion that you’ve lost. Myofascial release is normally done without lubricant or with a reduced amount of lubricant than Swedish massage. As a result, the therapist is able to stretch the tissues apart very slowly.
The spinal erectors are the most often targeted muscles in this technique. The quadratus lumborum, too. Back pain can also be caused by the gluteal and posterior upper leg muscles. Back pain is often caused by anterior muscles such as the abdominals, psoas, diaphragm, and pectorals. Myofascial release can be used to efficiently massage any of them.