If you suffer from spondylolisthesis, you know how hard it can be to manage the pain and discomfort. Fortunately, massage therapy can be a great way to alleviate your symptoms. Let’s take a closer look at how massage works when it comes to managing spondylolisthesis.
What is Spondylolisthesis?
Spondylolisthesis is a condition in which one vertebra slips out of place over the one below it in the spine. It typically occurs in the lower back but can also occur in other parts of the spine as well. Symptoms may include lower back pain, tightness in the hips, difficulty standing or sitting for long periods of time, and difficulty walking or running.
How Can Massage Therapy Help?
Massage therapy is an effective treatment for spondylolisthesis because it helps relax tight muscles, improve circulation, and reduce inflammation around the affected area. Additionally, a registered massage therapist can help release endorphins that reduce pain and improve mood. With regular massages, your body will become more relaxed and better able to cope with chronic pain associated with spondylolisthesis.
When seeking massage therapy for spondylolisthesis, be sure to look for a massage therapist who has experience working with clients suffering from this condition. The massage therapist should have knowledge about how best to apply pressure and use specific techniques that target areas affected by spondylolisthesis, such as knots and trigger points along the spine or surrounding areas. A good massage therapist should also be able to provide stretches before and after each session to help reduce tension in those areas as well as increase flexibility throughout your body.
For sufferers of spondylolisthesis looking for relief from their chronic pain and discomfort, massage could be an effective solution. Look for an experienced massage therapist who understands how to target specific areas affected by this condition using pressure points and specific techniques. Regular massages can help relax tight muscles, improve circulation, and reduce inflammation around affected areas while releasing endorphins that reduce pain and improve moods – all contributing factors to managing your symptoms more effectively
If you have any questions or would like to explore further, please book a free, no-charge online appointment with either myself, Natalie Yeo, RMT, or another registered massage therapist in Waterloo or Kitchener at CARESPACE. We are happy to listen and are here to help!