Back Pain - Sports Massage in Auckland

By: Sports Massage In Auckland  05-Apr-2012
Keywords: Massage, Sports Massage

Oh, My Aching Back!

Maintaining a healthy back is vital to your overall health. As your own “information super highway” runs through your spinal cord—sending messages that affect every aspect of your health—you want to do everything possible to facilitate its proper function.

An ancient adage from Yoga states “You are as young as your spine is flexible.” We have all seen a younger person with back pain moving along like an octogenarian, or a supple senior citizen dancing as if she were still in her teens.

It is estimated that approximately 80 percent of us will experience back pain at some point in our lives. As the most common cause of discomfort and disability for people under forty-five, it is also the main reason people miss work, second only to the common cold. Anyone who has had a serious bout with back pain knows how debilitating it can be.

Several things can precipitate back pain, among them tension, trauma or strain; improper sleeping positions; and sedentary lifestyles (lots of sitting, desk jobs, etc.). Pregnancy often is accompanied by back pain due to the added weight the mother-to-be carries in her lower abdomen. If you find your back starting to act up, being aware of potential problems and seeking to correct them is an excellent first step.
If your job requires you to sit at your desk a good part of the time, you may find quick relief in getting up frequently. An exercise regime including stretching, swimming, walking, or weight training also proves helpful in dealing with back pain.

In today’s bustling world, tension is often found to be the culprit. Whether brought about by stressful situations, poor posture, improper body alignment, etc., the result is the same. Certain muscles tense (the muscle fibers contract) and fail to relax properly. When this occurs in the back, it can begin to affect the body structurally, causing further problems.

Another typical source of back pain is muscle strain. When you overexert a back muscle, it can seize up in an effort to protect itself from further injury.

The good news is that most back pain can be prevented by keeping the muscles and joints supple and mobile, greatly aided through regular massage sessions. Through its stretching and relaxing strokes, massage is quite effective for restoring the normal range of motion and for easing muscle spasms. Sometimes a deeper massage is employed to release areas of chronic tension and to increase blood circulation to the area. Let’s work together to keep your back happy!

Keywords: Massage, Sports Massage

Contact Sports Massage In Auckland

Email - none provided

Print this page

Other products and services from Sports Massage In Auckland


Breathing - Sports Massage in Auckland

Deep, slow breathing is shown to release endorphins that bring about a feeling of relaxation and general well-being—a benefit you also get from massage. One of the most common habits is shallow breathing—breathing that focuses in the upper lungs and uses the muscles in the neck and upper chest area. So your lungs and heart don’t have to work as hard and your circulatory system profits from this efficient means of oxygenating the blood.


Muscles - Sports Massage in Auckland

Regular massage sessions reduce tension in the muscles, improve blood flow throughout the entire body and get those muscles back to their normal functioning state.Our massage technique includes the use of hot stones which further enhances the experience of muscular tension release and improved blood flow.


Skin Care - Sports Massage in Auckland

Every minute of the day, your skin is monitoring your environment with its approximate 640,000 sensory receptors and is capable of wakening you from a deep sleep should it sense an abnormal situation. Additionally, it offers such a variety of information—your skin differentiates itchy and tickling sensations, hot and cold, various degrees of pressure, and all manner of pain and pleasure sensations.


Our Services - Sports Massage in Auckland

During the hour long massage we work on your main problem e.g. stiff neck, arms, back pain, and migraines – problems related to the type of work you do, or IT Band Syndrome, Hamstring Strain, Lower Back, Tennis Elbow – as a sports related approach. Hot stones are used to help you drift faster and deeper into relaxation and there is always time for reflexology – the favorite part of the massage for a majority of our clients.