Which massage is best for back pain?
5th July 2018
Neuromuscular therapy and Shiatsu massage are often best for relieving back pain.
- Neuromuscular therapy falls under trigger point massage which focuses on specific regions for the relief of pain and pressure. It involves the application of pressure to muscle areas that are painful to the touch (muscle spasms). It targets the underlying causes of chronic pain that involves the nervous and muscular systems. It addresses postural issues, circulation problems, trigger points, biomechanical problems, and nerve compressions.
- Shiatsu massage is an ancient Japanese technique that literally means finger pressure. It works on different pressure points with a combination of gentle stretches and finger pressure and fixes imbalances in the body’s energy flow. Undressing is not required for Shiatsu massage. It calms an overactive sympathetic nervous system, alleviates stress, improves the circulation, and relieves stiff muscles.