How Can Massage Therapy Help Sciatica?

When most people hear the word massage, they tend to associate it with a luxurious way of living. It is viewed as a feel – good activity. But, there is more to massage therapy than getting a good feeling. Research shows that massage therapy can be very effective in people suffering from Sciatica.
Here is a glimpse of some of the ways that massage therapy help people diagnosed with sciatica.

Helps to secrete pain relieving hormones

Sciatica is the longest nerve in the body and therefore if you are having sciatic pains, you are likely to feel pain from your back all through to your legs. You need to have hormones that can fight this pains. With massage therapy, a pain relief hormone known as endorphins is released which aids in reducing pain.


Helps to loosen your muscles
Well trained massage therapists know exactly where your muscles are tightened or where too much pressure is being applied. Therefore, they can tell which massage technique is best to loosen the muscles so as to minimize irritation on the muscle.


Improves your posture
In most cases, if you are suffering from back pains, there is a high chance that you will get a poor posture. With guided massage therapy, you can regain your posture since you will be exposed to healthy exercises that are useful in reinforcing normal movements.


Manipulate trigger spots
There are spots in your body that are more prone to pain than others. A trained massage therapist can sense and identify those trigger spots and recommend the best massage techniques to reduce your pain as well as give you a sense of relief.


As you search for a good therapist, you need to identify your goals or what you are looking to achieve and finally, consult your doctor before enrolling for any massage therapy sessions.

To schedule your appointment with a certified professional, contact LaVida Massage of Staten Island, NY today.

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