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Massage Therapy for Herniated Discs

massage therapy for herniated discs

A herniated disc can be painful and debilitating. It is important to find a treatment plan that works for you—one that helps reduce pain, improve mobility, and manage symptoms. Massage is one option that may provide relief from the pain associated with herniated discs. Let’s take a closer look at how massage can help people suffering from this condition.

What is a Herniated Disc?

A herniated disc occurs when one of the discs in the spine becomes damaged or ruptured, causing it to bulge outwards or press against a nearby nerve root. This can cause pain, discomfort, and limited mobility due to stiffness or inflammation in the affected area. The most common causes of a herniated disc are age-related degeneration and injuries (such as lifting heavy objects).

How Can Massage Help Herniated Discs?

Massage has been found to be an effective approach to treating herniated discs. Certain types of massage (such as Swedish massage) focus on relaxing tense muscles and improving circulation around the affected area. Other types of massage (like deep tissue) use more intense pressure to target specific areas of tension in order to reduce pain and promote healing. In addition, registered massage therapists (RMT) may also give advice on posture correction, stretches, and exercises that can help reduce pain over time.

The Benefits of Massage for Herniated Discs

The primary benefit of massage for herniated discs is reduced pain and improved mobility in the affected area. It has also been shown to reduce stress levels, improve sleep quality, increase range of motion, decrease muscle spasms, and stimulate circulation around the affected area—all of which can contribute to overall well-being. Additionally, massage sessions are typically shorter than other forms of physiotherapy or chiropractic treatments—which means less time off work or school due to treatments!

Massage can be an effective tool for managing symptoms associated with herniated discs. It offers numerous benefits such as reducing pain and improving mobility while also helping reduce stress levels and improve sleep quality. When seeking treatment for your condition it is important to consult with your physician before beginning any new treatments—including massage — to ensure you get the best possible outcome from your treatment plan. With proper care, patients suffering from herniated discs can find relief through massage so they can continue living their lives without disruption due to their condition.

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 RMT in Waterloo or Kitchener at CARESPACE. We are happy to listen and are here to help!

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Natalie Yeo, RMT

Massage Therapist
Natalie is passionate about helping you reach your goals to get you back to living a pain free life. Natalie does this by combining hands on massage treatments with personalized home care exercises that suit your needs. Natalie is trained in general Swedish massage, Myofasical release and Joint mobilizations. Natalie can help you with a verity of different conditions including stress, pain management, overuse injuries, postural imbalances, neurological conditions, sports related injuries and so many more.

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