The sciatic nerve is the longest and thickest nerve in the body. It leaves the spinal cord between the lumbar vertebrae. Herniated and degenerative discs can put pressure on the sciatic nerve. Travelling through muscles, particularly the piriformis, can put the sciatic nerve at risk for compression. Sciatica is characterized by signs and symptoms such as pain, numbness and tingling in the low back, buttock and down back of the leg. Massage therapy can address short, tight muscles that contribute to sciatic pain. Early intervention is key to managing uncomfortable symptoms.
The definition for a repetitive strain injury is as simple as it sounds. Any action that is done repeatedly can create an injury from cumulative stress to muscles, ligaments and joints.
Pool noodles are versatile. Your imagination is the limit, but have you thought of how to use a pool noodle to work out the tension in tight muscles? The lowly pool noodle can be resurrected!
If the end results of a beautiful flower garden or productive vegetable patch are anything to go by, gardening is a relaxing undertaking. Then why, in spring and early summer, do so many dedicated gardeners show up for massage?
When time for a massage can be hard to find, ease muscle pain with a few do-it-yourself quick fixes.