How Massage Can Ease Sciatic Pain

No matter if your sciatic pain is brand new or if you’ve been dealing with it for years, massage therapy can help you find quick relief.
How does massage therapy relieve sciatic pain?
Your sciatic pain flares up when the sciatic nerve roots in your lower back are pinched or irritated.
Massage therapy helps alleviate sciatic nerve pain in 2 ways:

Tight lower back muscles can place stress on your nerve roots. Massage therapy loosens these muscles and helps prevent pinching or irritation.
A massage encourages the release of pain-fighting endorphins—this can provide temporary relief from symptoms like the throbbing pain in your foot or the burning sensation in your leg.

What if you can’t visit a massage therapist?

Nothing can replace a well-trained massage therapist, but there are several great alternatives for treating your sciatic pain:
Massage chairs. A high-quality massage chair is expensive—but it mimics a professional massage and can provide relief from your sciatic pain on your schedule.
DIY massage. With only duct tape and two tennis balls, you can enjoy a massage on the floor of your home or office. For a less intrusive option, press a tennis ball between your chair and lower back to loosen up tight muscles.

f you’re short on time, don’t forget that many massage therapists will travel to your home or office.
See Benefits of a Massage Chair
Massage therapy may not permanently solve your sciatic pain, but as one component of a well-rounded treatment plan, it can help alleviate your symptoms while providing you with a relaxing and enjoyable experience.

f you’re short on time, don’t forget that many massage therapists will travel to your home or office.

Link to original article https://www.spine-health.com/blog/massage-ease-sciatica-pain

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