For most of us, the answer is probably ‘yes’. In addition to the physical benefits of massage, it has also been shown to produce the ‘feel-good’ hormones and relax the muscles. This is a great benefit for those with acute and chronic back pain, so unless you have medical conditions such as open wounds, recent surgery, bruises or a fever, then a massage is perfectly safe.
Massage therapy has become increasingly popular, especially as back pain affects all of us at some point or another, but is this a short term ‘Feel-good’ fix, or can it actually help your relieve back pain?
Firstly, it’s interesting to know that back pain in most people starts with a muscular imbalance and trigger points. Since massage works directly on muscles and connective tissue, the answer is therefore ‘yes’. However, this can depend on the level and experience of the massage therapist.