Back pain is a very common problem. It can serve as a manifestation of various ailments, one of which is a chronic muscle spasm. The lifestyle of a modern person is inextricably linked with the performance of the same type of movements (for example, while sitting at a computer), and therefore with a static load of the same muscle groups. Day after day, month after month, a person does the same work. Not overexerted, but, nevertheless, he starts having problems with his back. And that’s when therapeutic massage comes to the rescue.

Mechanism of therapeutic back massage 

Therapeutic back massage makes it possible to stimulate and relax spasmodic muscles. Thus, their tension disappears, the muscles acquire elasticity. No spasms – no pain. In addition, as a result of therapeutic back massage, areas of tendons and muscles, called trigger points, are actively working out.

It should be borne in mind that therapeutic back massage can prevent much more dangerous consequences of pain.

Benefits of massage for back pain:

With pain in the back, therapeutic massage performs several functions:

• in the process of massage such biologically active substances as tissue hormones are produced;

• there is an acceleration of metabolic processes in the body as a whole and tissues in particular;

• thanks to therapeutic massage, back pain is prevented;

• improves blood circulation in the spine and other structures of the back.

Therapeutic back massage technique:

Therapeutic massage has its own technique, which consists of several exercises performed in a certain order:

• Rubbing;

• Stroking;

• Kneading;

• Vibrations.

Let’s talk about this in more detail. So, the first stage is stroking the back. The masseur with smooth zigzag movements strokes the back from the bottom up (toward the neck, but not away from it). At the same time, the spine itself is not involved (otherwise, this is no longer a massage, but manual therapy). Further, the strokes become deeper, the load increases, often the massage is carried out with double hands. At the next stage, with the help of fingertips, the specialist rubs the massaged areas. Then – kneading (this is when the skin is collected in a fold and moves along the line of the spine). And finally, vibration, with which you can restore reflexes. As a rule, the massage ends in the same way as it begins.

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