Massage Thereapy Treatments for Back and Neck Pain

Note: See Also My Post on Myofascial Release

Different Types of Massage Treatments

  • Deep Tissue – Targets deep layers of muscles and connective tissue
  • Rolfing – A specific form of deep tissue work
  • Trigger Point Therapy – Addresses Adhesions in the muscles
  • Swedish – most common, long smooth strokes and kneading, circular motions
  • Shiatsu – Finger pressure on acupuncture meridians
  • Thai
  • Many many more

My point in this post is not to cover every single variation of massage, but to point out there are treatments that may address your specific problem areas.

Therapies like Deep Tissue Massage are designed for relieving muscle contraction and reducing pain. Not all massage therapists are alike, some do not understand how to do this properly – this is a form of medical massage, as opposed to just a relaxing massage to reduce stress. All massage work has benefits. Try several different modalities and see what works best for you. Be careful of the oils the therapist uses – I like grapeseed oil.- as some oils contain fragrances and are toxic to the chemically sensitive. You’re skin will absorb these chemicals.

The only downside to massage treatments is cost. I would go everyday if I could afford the expense, or better yet I’d have the therapist stop by my home. Give massage a try, it’s great!

Video About Massage Treatments

Posted by on Jul 17th, 2008 and filed under Alternative Healthcare, Back Pain, Neck Pain. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response by filling following comment form or trackback to this entry from your site

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