Are you feeling the tell-tale twinge that accompanies lower back pain? More than 80 percent of the population has experienced it at some point, so you aren't alone.
If you've been suffering in silence with chronic back pain, stop. There’s actually something you can do to alleviate the pain. By getting regular massages for your lower back pain, you can drastically improve both your physical and psychological well-being. You don't even need to visit a chiropractor! You can find relief for back pain right at home with body massagers or a state-of-the-art massage chair. Here are three benefits of back massage that you'll enjoy when you do.
Benefit One: Increased Circulation
One of the most well-known benefits of massage is improved circulation. You aren't imagining that feeling of relief when a knot finally loosens and the blood starts flowing again! Studies have shown that massages have a real, tangible impact on vascular function. They can reduce swelling in your joints and tendons, and they can speed up the healing of soft tissue damage that you might have sustained from something like a repetitive motion injury.
Which kinds of massaging products will help with your particular back pain? If you're only aching in a certain spot, you might like a hand-sized Vibrating Massage Ball. If you spend all day hunched over a desk, you might appreciate a Seat Massager Back Cushion.
Another way to increase your circulation is with the application of heat. Hot stone massages are quite popular for back pain, and you can also look into self-care products that have a warming component like heating pads or a heated back massager, like a Full Back Massage Chair Seat Cushion that circulates heat.
Pro Tip: Cold treatments aren't the way to go with back pain. Cold decreases blood flow, which can help prevent swelling with certain types of injuries, but heat is what will increase blood flow by seeping into your muscles and relaxing them.
Benefit Two: Massages Can Help With Myofascial Release
If you've never heard of myofascial release therapy, it involves a special kind of massage that targets the myofascial tissue around your muscles. It can be applied everywhere, including your calves, quads, shoulders and glutes, but it can be particularly effective for chronic back pain.
How does it work? To put it simply, myofascial release helps soothe the tension in your muscle tissue. Different activities can cause muscle tissue to tighten up during your day. That's why you experience pain, stiffness and soreness when you flex certain muscles.
The good news is that it's easy to get started with self-directed myofascial release therapy. All you need is something like iZen’s Vibrating Roller. Whip it out whenever you feel those knots forming around your spine, and you might be able to stop your lower back pain before it even starts. You can also use it on other tender areas after a long day.
Benefit Three: Massages Help Release Endorphins
There's a psychological component to massages that shouldn't be ignored. This is especially true if you're struggling with chronic back pain that hovers over your life like a dark cloud.
Getting a massage for lower back pain can trigger the production of several different "feel-good" hormones in the brain, including dopamine and serotonin. It can also function as stress relief by lulling you into a sleepy, relaxed state that lowers your epinephrine levels.
These are just a few of the benefits of massage for chronic back pain. Remember, you don't have to track down a masseuse or chiropractor to enjoy these benefits. If you're willing to invest in the right tools, you can self-treat your back pain until it's a thing of the past.
Find The Best Recliners For Back Pain And Personal Back Massagers at iZen
If you want to find relief for your back pain in the comfort of your own home, you're in luck. iZen offers some of the best recliners for back pain available on the market today. Our Satori 3D Zero Gravity Massage Chair can be shipped right to your front door, and it'll provide full-body bliss for sore, tired muscles. It's as simple as sinking into the chair and hitting the power button.
We also carry a nice selection of massage tools that were designed to meet your needs. You’ll find massage cushions, massage pillows and more. Shop today to find a personal back massager for home or the office.
If you have any questions or need help finding the right solution for your back pain, contact us today.