Massage has the ability to do more than most people ever even realize. Sure it is great for helping you relax, but it is also used to alleviate serious pain that many people suffer on a day to day basis. More people are living in pain because they cannot find viable treatment options than ever before. Massage is a noninvasive option that may be the solution you have been looking for to help relieve your sciatica.
What is Sciatica?
In each of our legs there is a sciatic nerve that is based in the pelvis and runs the length of the leg. This nerve is responsible for a great deal of our pain in our legs and for a great deal of our motor movements. When this nerve becomes pinched, stressed, or compressed, it can cause a shooting pain that radiates from the hip down the leg.
How Can Massage Help?
Massage can help in a few different ways. For starters, a great deal of sciatic pain is based in the compression of the lower back and the tightness of the muscles. Tight muscles in the lower back can cause a great deal of issue and can cause stress on your nerve roots which may result in severe sciatic pain. Massage therapy can help to loosen these muscles and greatly reduce the tension, pinching, and stress that was once being put on your sciatic nerve.
Does it Work?
Massage therapy has the ability to not only target specific pain the body with targeted massage, but also helps to make you feel better overall. When you are relaxed, when your muscles are loose, and when you are not in pain you can do more and feel better about it. Sciatica is something that millions of people have to deal with each and every day and massage therapy may be the noninvasive, nonsurgical intervention that is needed to get you back to feeling great.
To schedule your appointment with a certified professional, contact LaVida Massage of Sunnyvale, CA today.