Back pain can occur for a variety of reasons – heavy lifting, poor posture, sitting down for too long, etc. Lower back pain can be debilitating and inhibit you from doing the things you enjoy. Instead of reaching for the pain medication, try getting any of these types of massages to better manage your lower back pain. 

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage is a massage technique that is used to treat musculoskeletal pain, such as strains and sports injuries. It involved applying sustained pressure using deep, slow strokes in order to target the inner layers of muscles and connective tissues. This technique helps break up scar tissue and reduces tension in the muscles and tissue.

Swedish Massage

While similar to a deep tissue massage, Swedish massage therapy has some key differences. One of the main differences is the amount of pressure applied to the body. Swedish massage is gentler than deep tissue massage and is well suited for people who hold a lot of tension in their lower back. During a Swedish massage, your massage therapist will use techniques such as kneading, long strokes, deep circular movements, and passive joint movements.

Sports Massage

Sports massage is another great option to treat lower back pain. This type of massage is designed to help sore and tensed muscles relax. Sports massage involves the manual manipulation of the muscles and treats soft tissue aches, pain, and injuries. Afterward, your back muscles will be less stiff, and your blood pressure and heart rate will be safely reduced. 

Zen Shiatsu 

Shiatsu is a Japanese massage form that involves applying pressure to specific points on meridians. Acupressure, kneading, tapping, compression, and stretching are incorporated in this form of bodywork to help break up the underlying fascia. It’s equal parts science and philosophy. This holistic approach is an ideal massage technique for those suffering from lower back pain. 

Offering a Wide Range of Massage Modalities

Spotswood Trail offers a variety of massage modalities that are designed to treat lower back pain. There’s no need to suffer or reach for the pain medication; let our experienced VA massage therapists treat your lower back pain. Give us a call now at (540) 820-3097 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to serving our Shenandoah Valley-based clients!