How Massage Therapy Can Help with Posture and Relieve Back Pain
Posted Jul 19 2013 5:00am
When it comes to the complaints that send people to the doctor, back pain is ranked in the top five. Sooner or later everyone suffers from some form of back pain. Many times back pain is caused by improper posture. Improper posture, such as hunching forward, forces some muscles to work harder while others become weaker, and this leads to compensatory patterns and ultimately pain. Hunching can also cause too much pressure on your in ternal organs. This can have a negative affect on your breathing capacity and circulation, which can prohibit muscles from getting the nourishment needed for optimal functioning.
Massage therapy can help get your body back on track. Massage loosens and lengthens tight muscles, which then helps improve joint range of motion and flexibility. With the help of massage therapy your body is able to position itself to a more natural and healthy posture to promote natural and healthy movements.
While massage is essential for alleviating muscle tension and tightness, another point to consider is that it is more effective if it’s accompanied by a strength training program. Strength training helps create a balance between the weaker muscles and the overused muscles so that they support one an other rather than depleting one another.
By improving your posture you will diminish your back pain. For more information on the benefits of massage therapy please contact Tammy Taylor, 410.318.6819, or firstname.lastname@example.org.