Massage Therapy
For Back Pain Relief

 

Get pain relief today. Massage therapy is conveniently available minutes from Hamilton and Dundas at Renew You Holistic Health in the Ancaster Meadowlands. Same day, evening and Saturday appointments are available. We are in the vicinity of Silvercity, Costco and Home Depot – right next to the Golf Town store & Quiznos – on Golf Links Road at Stone Church Road (next to the Esso gas bar).

To choose the appropriate massage therapy for the treatment of back pain can be a vast topic. A correct decision will bring excellent results, while the opposite can be less than optimal. When considering the type of massage therapy, the correct method will not only relieve the physical back pain, but offer mental benefits such as reducing mental fatigue or headaches.
From area to area, province to province and state to state, there are many varied massage alternatives. Training, regulatory requirements and educational standards of massage therapy have the potential to vary greatly.

In Ontario, massage therapy is a provincially government regulated health profession with rigorously high standards lending itself to medical applications. Those who are licensed are allowed to use the title “registered massage therapist” (RMT) after taking a 2200 hour 2 year training program and passing provincial certification and testing requirements. Note that not all persons out in your marketplace may be a licensed RMT or an equivalent depending on where you are from.

Below are the main types of massage therapy among which you can choose as an adjunct to traditional medicine.

Swedish Massage Therapy

Swedish massage is one of the most popular techniques used in the North American countries to treat back pain. This massage therapy is done with creams or oils and pressure exerted by the therapist is generally soft to lightly moderate. Swedish massage is performed by specialized therapists to relieve contractures, to ease muscle pain and to promote a state of relaxation.

Deep Tissue Massage Therapy

A popular technique widely used to treat back pain, Deep Tissue massage is more intense and deeper as the name suggests. Massage therapy of deep tissues is more complete since it reaches the soft tissue, tendons, blood and lymphatic vessels and other tissues that are beneath the skin. It breaks up scar tissue, helps to remove lactic acid build-up and break down what are called trigger points. Clients who frequently use and need massage therapy generally like deep tissue work as its greater effectiveness benefits chronic and difficult situations. This type of massage is one of the strongest and should be taken into account that may not be suitable for all ages and health conditions. You must first consult a therapist to ensure the massage does not pose any challenges for you.

Hot Stone Massage

Hot Stone massage is one of the more recent techniques. The elimination of back pain and stress is achieved by the therapist performing the massage using hot stones. The stones have a smooth surface and their temperature is increased to over 100 ° C. This type of massage is also useful for treating muscle tension that leads to back pain. The addition of heat via the stones generally gives a significant added relaxation benefit. Those who are really seeking to de-stress find hot stone massage an excellent choice. Generally speaking, persons who frequent hot stone massage are seeking tension relief and stress reduction more so than acute and chronic back pain.

Aromatherapy Massage Therapy

Aromatherapy is a technique in which essential oils are used. The aroma transmitted by these essences brings benefits consisting not only in relieving pain, but also a sense of physical and mental well being. Each essential oil is used to treat a particular ailment. In this sense, massage therapy is combined with herbal medicine which uses herbs to treat ailments. Aromatherapy is a type of massage that most contributes to achieve a state of relaxation, eliminate stress and relieve back pain as well as it is energizing. The most popular essential oils are chamomile, rose, rosemary and eucalyptus.

Shiatsu Massage

Shiatsu has its origins in Asian cultures and is a massage therapy that also reaches deeper areas of the subcutaneous tissues. Shiatsu massage is a technique in which pressure is applied in the same areas similar to acupuncture on specific acupuncture points. The difference is that shiatsu only stimulates the point topically and non invasively. This type of massage may be less painful, and is considered deep and intense – and it provides relief to people who suffer with low back pain due to tension and stress.

 

For more information about how massage therapy can help you or to book an appointment,
please contact the clinic. Call today!

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