Massage is a powerful thing. It can help to change the way we sit, the way we function, and the way we feel each and every day. That being said, many individuals go through each day with chronic pain that makes it difficult to even function. Massage has the ability to help alleviate these pains and make for everyday living easier.
What is Sciatica?
Sciatica is pain that is derived from the sciatic nerve, a large nerve that runs the length of both legs from the pelvis to our feet. This pain can be searing, hot, burning, and sharp and can make it difficult to walk, sit, or stand for any period of time. That being said, many people have a difficult time finding appropriate treatment that does not involve the use of potentially harmful pain killers, surgery, or other drastic measures.
Location Based Massage
Massage is a viable treatment that may help alleviate the pain associated with sciatica and here is how. Massage therapy is a dual purpose treatment that helps to relax you full body and that helps to alleviate pain at its source. You can have a massage that is centered on the sciatic nerve itself that can help to alleviate tightness, stiffness, and that can help to release pain relieving endorphins into your blood stream.
Alleviating Tight Muscles
Much of the pain that comes with sciatica is associated with a tightness of muscles in the area that cause undue stress to the nerve which then produces a radiating pain that makes it difficult to get through the day. Centered massage that is located at the base of the sciatic nerve can help to make pain ease, to promote relaxation, and to help relieve tension that may be the cause of your sciatic nerve pain.
This is just one option that can help to make your sciatic pain more manageable and less painful so that you can get back to living your life without worrying about how you are going to deal with the pain.
To schedule your appointment with a certified professional, contact LaVida Massage of Fredericksburg, VA today.