You’ll know the feeling. You get to Friday and you have spent most of the week sitting at your desk or in the car driving between appointments.
The back pain starts as a nagging ache in your shoulder but before long you have a stiff neck and the occasional shooting pain down your arm. This is usually when people start to get worried. A trip to the Doctor might be in order but more often than not the whole situation can be resolved by a course of deep tissue massage.
Muscle tension can be very invidious. You persevere, trying to get on with daily tasks. All the while the tense muscles are trapping lactic acid and other toxins in the muscle fibres.
If the tension isn’t released then the toxins build up and the tension spreads.
A deep tissue massage can help by warming, lengthening and draining muscle tissue. It isn’t meant to be relaxing but it is deeply cleansing. It’s like wringing out your muscles, flushing out the waste and filling the tissue with fresh blood, nutrients and lymphatic fluid.
So if you have an aching back or tight shoulders, don’t wait for it to get worse.
Take some action and get a massage.
Make sure the massage is going to be deep tissue and make sure the therapist is fully qualified, insured and a member of a professional body such as the Federation of Holistic Therapists.
A regular massage can keep back pain at bay – so what are you waiting for?