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Low Back Pain

Our clients often ask " Can Massage Therapy help me with Low Back Pain?" or " What type of massage is best for low back pain?"

It’s been estimated that 80% of people will experience low-back pain at some point in their life. Low-back pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal concerns globally and is a leading reason that people miss work or are limited from enjoying their regular activities. Low-back pain is also considered the leading cause of disability worldwide.

Massage therapy can help people with low-back pain reduce their pain, improve their physical function, and improve their overall quality of life.

Massage therapy, particularly when compared to placebo or sham treatments or relaxation techniques, has been found to help people with low-back pain reduce short-term pain and disability. Massage therapy can also help people with chronic back-pain find some pain relief, with benefits lasting up to six months for many people.

A home-based exercise routine, which can be recommended by a massage therapist, has also been found to help people with low-back pain decrease both the amount of pain they are feeling and their pain intensity. When hands-on massage is combined with an exercise program recommended by an RMT, it is even more effective in helping people with chronic low back pain reduce their pain intensity than hands-on massage alone.


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