Posted by: Dr. Paul Zemella - Santa Barbara Chiropractor | August 24, 2011

3 categories of lower back pain

Massage Therapy For Back Pain

There is a  ton  to be said for being able to give am awesome body massage says your Santa Barbara Chiropractor. Even if you don’t want to make this a  career  , which incidentally can be quite  lucrative says your Santa Barbara Chiropractor, you could use it as a tool to help rid your partner or any family members of all sorts of  muscle irritation . There is a proper procedure to a full body massage, and if done well, it certainly qualifies as an art.

You should begin by creating a very appropriate mood for a massage says your Santa Barbara Chiropractor. Keep the room temperature normal and comfortable. If you can, you should also light some candles and incense, while playing soft music in the background. If the person you are going to massage has  problems  with modesty, then you should keep a clean and soft towel handy. You will also need oil to help the massage go easier. Any natural or baby oil will do, but if it is thinly scented it might be appreciated more. The person being massaged often  disrobe and lie down on the table, face down. If mandatory, you could cover the bare buttocks with a towel kept  just  for this purpose.

You normally start the body massage with the upper torso says your Santa Barbara Chiropractor. Place approximately a  little bit of oil in your palm and then rub your palms together to warm it, remembering to replenish it frequently. Apply it to the side of the neck and working up towards the temples. The muscles of the shoulder and neck should also be massaged in light but firm circular  strokes. Since people tend to store tension in the muscles of the neck and shoulders this is very  vital  . The shoulders and shoulder blades have to be rubbed in circular motions says your Santa Barbara Chiropractor.

Next , you should  focus your attention  on the backbone area,  rub  it gently in circular outward motions. Knead the sides of the body gently but firmly, working your way up to the armpits and then the shoulders. Reverse the direction and work backwards so that you can give full coverage to the back. Work your hands from the shoulders to the hands of the subject, rubbing the triceps and the biceps. You should even knead the palm and each individual finger says your Santa Barbara Chiropractor.

You can apply more pressure when you work on the lower back, using your thumbs and fingers in regular outward circular motions. Massage the sides of the body and the buttocks also says your Santa Barbara Chiropractor. Massage each leg with circular motions all the way down to the toes. Then you can begin upwards again Santa Barbara Chiropractor; lightly massaging the sides of the body with your fingertips and arriving at the collarbone. Massage the side of the neck gently, and finish the full body massage by rubbing the jawbone and the area below the ears with your thumbs. This deep tissue massage  will definitely  stimulate the central nervous system of the patient  and release feelings of wellbeing. If you feel that you are good at this you could even work towards getting a massage therapy diploma Santa Barbara Chiropractor. There are many massage schools where you can pick up many massage therapy techniques.


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