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Friday, 24 March 2023 12:53

Deep Tissue Massage for Back Pain


How can deep tissue massage help for back pain?

Deep tissue massage is a type of massage therapy that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. It can be an effective treatment for back pain, as it can help to alleviate tension and stiffness in the muscles and improve blood flow to the affected area. Here are some ways deep tissue massage can help with back pain:

Reduces muscle tension: Deep tissue massage can help to reduce muscle tension and stiffness by breaking up adhesions or knots in the muscle tissue. This can help to relieve pain and discomfort in the back.

Improves circulation:
Deep tissue massage can also improve blood flow to the affected area, which can help to promote healing and reduce inflammation.

Increases flexibility: By releasing tension and adhesions in the muscles, deep tissue massage can also improve flexibility and range of motion in the back, which can help to prevent future injuries.

Releases endorphins: Deep tissue massage can also help to release endorphins, which are natural painkillers produced by the body. This can help to reduce the perception of pain and promote feelings of relaxation and well-being.

Helps with stress and anxiety:
Chronic back pain can be a source of stress and anxiety for many people. Deep tissue massage can help to reduce stress and anxiety by promoting relaxation and releasing tension in the muscles.

It's important to note that deep tissue massage may not be appropriate for everyone, particularly if you have certain medical conditions or injuries. It's always best to consult with your experienced physiotherapist or chiropractor before starting any new treatment for your back pain.

Published in Massage
Friday, 06 January 2023 13:40

Beating Winter Back Pain

Gardening Physiotherapy tip Blog Graphic

‘Tis the season when the temperature starts to drop causing muscles, tendons and ligaments that support the spine to contract and become stiff. For those with bone and joint related issues, winter weather causes an increase in pain, stiffness, muscle fatigue and inflammation that are harder to control if not treated.

Most common causes of winter back pain?

Decreased activity. Cold weather often mean less exercise and movement that lead to tight muscles, muscle weakness and poor posture.

Winter-related injuries. Such as slip and falls and strenuous tasks as snow shoveling, holiday preparations and winter sports injuries.

Shivering- the body’s natural response to cold that cause muscles to tense up in the cold causing muscle tension in the back leading to pain.


Beat Winter Back Pain with these exercises:

Bird Dog

Click link for the Video Bird Dog Exercise

Side Plank Click

link for the Video Side Plank Exercise

McGill Curl up 

link for the Video McGill Curl Up Exercise


If you find that your winter back pain does not go away, various modalities such as hot and cold therapy, warm Epson salt baths, massage therapy and physiotherapy can help relieve your pain.

A physiotherapist plays a significant role in the management of lower back pain, designing a personalised exercise program to improve flexibility, strengthening, improve range of motion and strengthening the core: to maintain your body’s stability and prevent injuries.

If these tip do not help, contact us for a free consultation to determine what treatment would be best beneficial for you.

Published in Physiotherapy

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