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Massage for back pain 

Can massage really help people with back pain?

I have a wealth of experience of working with people to address their pain conditions, ranging from acute back pain to chronic back pain, illness, injury and wear and tear.

In fact, backs are my favourite area to work on and get huge job satisfaction in helping people with their back pain.  

For some people remedial massage to help them get back on form is what they're after and for others regular treatment as part of their self-care to manage a chronic condition is what's needed.

Everyone is different and unique, so every treatment I give is tailored to you to draw on the very best of my mix of advanced skills.

I have experience of working to support people experiencing:

Periformis syndrome


Slipped disc / Herniated disc

Degenerative disc disease

Ankylosing Spondylitis

Non specific back pain

Lower back pain

Mid back pain

Upper back pain

Shoulder pain

Neck pain

Trapped nerve 

My techniques range from a feather light pressure, right through to deep tissue using elbows and forearms, so I am always able to tailor massage to suit nearly everyone with back pain.

Massage for back pain in Paignton, Torquay, Brixham, Torbay

It is important that I always take a thorough consultation at the beginning of your appointment to ensure I always work safely and with your body rather than against it.  It may also be necessary to liase with your Doctor / specialist,  This is not something to be put off by, as it it means that we are working together in the same direction for your best possible wellbeing.

Massage, myofascial release and myofascial scar tissue release can all have great impact on people experiencing back pain.  At the very least it can work to help the body and mind relax and let go, calming the nervous system and helping your pain experience.  At best it may remedy the pain and you can leave with exercises and tips to help keep on top of back pain long term. 


Massage for back pain can also help with:

Managing back pain, relaxing and lengthening tight or stiff back muscles, working out knots in the back, bringing increased blood flow to areas of restriction and removing build up of waste to allow the body to repair, bringing your awareness back into your body, lowering stress hormones in your body which can have the knock on effect of helping you to cope day to day with back pain...

The list really is endless and it can go from ultra-scientific down to a cellular level within the body, right through to mental and spiritual wellbeing. 


I have read many a book on my own journey and had several 'a-ha' moments when I've been on courses, so I am always happy to talk to anyone considering alternative therapies to support the work they already do with their Doctor.  I also have experience working with clients with a range of back pain or chronic back pain conditions and who choose to have regular appointments with me as part of their self-care.  You can read more about this on my testimonials page, as they are able to say it far better than I!

If you would like to discuss your own individual needs and how massage, MFR or Reiki may be able to help support you with back pain, then please do get in touch.

 - Joanne

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