Lower back pain can have many causes – wrong posture, strain, injury, overworking the muscles etc. The sensation of pain can be anything from an occasional ache to a debilitating and constant discomfort that affects a person’s work and home life. Acute lower back pain – pain that has has lasted less than six weeks in duration, may resolve itself with little or no intervention. However, lower back pain that is sub-acute or chronic (has lasted longer that six weeks) is likely to require attention and care.
Classic (Swedish) massage and Thai massage have been proven to relieve chronic lower back pain. Classic massage for lower back pain is a technique that relaxes muscles in the area through the application of pressure. Using hands, therapist kneads, rubs, and strokes the affected muscles to increase blood flow (circulation) throughout the body. This, in turn, delivers oxygen and nutrients to the muscles and helps eliminate any acids or other waste products that accumulate there, thereby relieving pain.The area is rubbed in the direction in which blood flows back to the heart.