Benefits of Massage Therapy for Lower Back Pain in Kingston & Poulsbo

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According to the American Massage Therapy Association, research shows that massage therapy provides several important health benefits, including:

  • Massage in Kingston & Poulsbo improves blood circulation, which aids in recovery of muscle soreness from physical activity.
  • Massage relaxes muscles for an improved range of motion. The muscle relaxation also helps with insomnia.

Massage leads to increased endorphin levels. The increase of endorphin levels is one of the greatest benefits of massage therapy. Endorphins are the chemicals the body produces that make you feel good, which is very effective in managing chronic pain. Getting the Right Massage for Low Back Pain. Massage therapy can provide substantial healing and pain relief for people suffering from low back pain caused by muscle tension and strain, if the correct muscles are targeted. Isolating and rejuvenating the main back muscles that can have the biggest effect on low back pain caused by stressed muscles.

Muscles Targeted During Your Massage in Kingston & Poulsbo

Two important muscles, the quadratus lumborum (QL) and the gluteus Medius, may play a bigger role in causing pain than most people realize.

The muscle can become irritated when the lower body is engaged while the upper body is still. For example, activities that could irritate the QL muscle are:

  • Lifting that requires leaning over something (such as getting groceries out of a trunk)
  • Leaning over a sink while doing dishes
  • Sitting slumped in a chair
  • Running on uneven pavement

The gluteus Medius is a posterior hip (or buttocks) muscle that frequently causes pain when the QL muscle is irritated. The gluteus Medius becomes inflamed as it tries to compensate for the QL’s dysfunction. Your massage therapist should focus on simultaneously stretching and massaging the gluteus Medius as you lie on your stomach.

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Kingston, WA 98346

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