Chronic back pain is one of the most common ailments among working adults. Whether it’s from sitting at a computer all day or manual working, chronic back pain can benefit hugely from regular massages. A back massage can do wonders for pain and hold long-term benefits if you take the time for one every few weeks. Here are the top five back massages to soothe chronic back pain. If one sounds just right for you, don’t hesitate to book today.
- Full Back Massage
A full back massage is generally the most common therapy used and is usually done in the Thai or Swedish method, depending on your needs. The massage will not only focus on your back but also pay attention to your shoulders, neck and head to help release tension and soothe your muscles.
Ashiatsu is a type of massage that’s a lot less stressful on the body than some other types and is only practiced by advanced therapists who have been specially trained. This massage is great for people with deeply rooted, consistent pain in the back that an ordinary full back massage would not soothe.
- Healing Hilot
Healing Hilot is a method of healing used to relieve stress and tension from the body. Like Ashiatsu, the focus is to remove tension from the entire body, and the massage involves finding the pressure points on the body and releasing tension through light strokes, usually with coconut oil.
- Lomi Lomi
Lomi Lomi is a Hawaiian massage that combines traditional massage, oils and elements of reflexology and prayer to release energy around the body and restore it to its correct balance. The therapist makes long, broad strokes of the fingers and hands to nourish the skin. This massage is excellent for stimulating blood flow, eliminating waste and releasing tension throughout the body.
- Hot Stone Massage
A hot stone massage is one of the most popular massages and involves the use of warm, oiled stones placed along acupressure points over the body to help release tension and stimulate the body. The masseuse will use a variety of strokes and movements of the stones to soothe the body and may also use different temperature stones to relax your muscles. This massage is great for those with stored, tight tension in the body.
If you’re dealing with chronic back pain, come in for one of our specialized massages. Give us a call on 04 420 3344 or 04 3709 706.