The American College of Physicians has recently come out with new guidelines recommending massage as a preferred treatment over pharmaceuticals for lower back pain. The guidelines also mentioned yoga and exercise as well. Back pain is one of the most common physical ailments in the United States.
This type of acute back pain is caused by overexerting yourself or by bending over too long, and is not to be confused with pain caused from a serious accident. This type of pain will normally go away on its own after a few days or a week. After studying over 150 different approaches to lower back pain, doctors now recommend trying massage or yoga before medication. As pharmaceuticals come with their own set of side effects, it's better not to risk it unless necessary.
Massage helps the lower back by bringing better blood flow and circulation which aids in the recovery of muscle soreness as well as decreasing tension which allows for less pain and greater flexibility. If you would like to receive the benefits of massage, book a massage with me today.