Back Pain - Massage Therapy

Massage for the masses

Massage therapy is no longer limited to an hour of pampering in a spa. The therapy part of massage has come a long way, evolving to address many physical problems that come with activity, inactivity and changes to the body as it moves through the life cycle. Children and teenagers are increasingly turning to massage therapy to manage the effects of competitive sports, long hours with hand held devices and increasing levels of anxiety and depression. Treatment focused massage can address all of these issues by lowering muscle tension while easing the body and mind into a more tranquil state. Adults seeking massage therapy do so for a wide variety of reasons. Computer athletes often suffer from sore necks, aching lower backs and fatigued forearm muscles characteristic of long hours in front of a computer. Bodies adapt to habitual postures and need some assistance to loosen up. Active adults benefit…