How does massage help ease sciatica?

Sciatica is the term used to refer to pain along the sciatic nerve, which extends from your lower back, through your hips and buttocks, and down each leg.

Sciatica typically affects only one side of your body and can range in severity from mild to severe. You may experience a stabbing, burning or shooting pain in your bottom, on the back of your legs or your feet and toes, or it may feel like a tingling sensation, much like having pins and needles. The affected area may also feel numb and weak.

Unfortunately, sciatica can interfere with your daily activities and in some cases it can make standing, walking, and even sitting difficult.

Massage is an effective way to treat the pain of sciatica, helping to improve quality of life. A 2014 study concluded a deep tissue massage may be as effective as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for relieving pain in the lower back, which can often be a symptom of sciatica.

The main benefit of any type of massage is that it relaxes the muscles. By soothing tense muscles, this means they don't put so much pressure on the nerve, therefore relieving the pain and discomfort of sciatica.

Another way massage helps is that this particular form of beauty treatment causes the body to release endorphins. These feel-good hormones, commonly released during exercise or sex, boost pleasure and relieve pain, including the pain from sciatica.

We are used to treating customers with sciatica, helping to relieve them of the pain associated with this condition.

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