Yes, many people enjoy a massage as an extra treat for Mother's Day or their birthday. However, clients who suffer from Sciatica can stand to make massage therapy a constant in their lives. Scheduled massage therapy is a treatment modality that Sciatica patients can utilize to ward off future episodes. Normalizing the alignment of your body's soft tissues can assist in ensuring that the nerve will not have soft tissues to adversely press upon.
Improves How You Stand
Massage therapy helps your posture. Joints are properly aligned so you stand straighter. With continued massage therapy proper posture becomes your norm not an anomaly. Sciatica will occur less often or not at all. Other aches and pains in your lower back, back, legs, shoulders - all over your body - will occur less often. Your skeletal muscles will be in proper alignment so posture problems are eradicated.
Your massage therapist will also give you counsel on how to sit at your desk at work. This is a place where many problems occur due to poor sitting habits. In this way, you help yourself as well.
The massage therapist has been trained in how to work on clients who are currently in pain and want to relieve the pressure the sciatic nerve flare-up is causing.
Eases Headaches Caused by Sciatica
The stress and anxiety caused by Sciatica is real. The pain is excruciating and can cause tension headaches from the stress and strain that your body is under during a sciatic nerve flare-up. A massage therapist will be able to relieve this tension not only by massaging the areas directly affected by the pressing of the sciatic nerve in your lower back and leg but also by massaging your neck and head.
Tension builds in the neck and head causing headaches. Proper soft tissue massage will increase the blood flow and relieve the tension headache quickly and efficiently.
To schedule your appointment with a certified professional, contact LaVida Massage of Marietta- East Cobb today.