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Friday, May 31, 2013

Massage for Spinal Stenosis

Massage and Spinal Stenosis

Spinal stenosis an abnormal narrowing (stenosis) of the spinal canal that may occur in any of the spine regions. The narrowing causes a restriction in the spinal canal, resulting in a neurological deficit. It can be a very painful condition that causes great discomfort due to the degenerative effects on the neck and back. A professional massage can be used to greatly alleviate the pain and discomfort. If not diagnosed and treated properly, this painful condition can lead to chronic back and neck pain, which can limit the daily activities of the sufferer.  Household chores, work, and even family fun time can be a challenge.

Normally, the pain of spinal stenosis is located in the lower back, as well as the neck region.  It can also radiate to arms, hips, and legs. Flexibility may be lost, and discomfort can occur when leaning backwards. Some people may also suffer numbness, tingling, and cramping. Walking for any extended period of time can also prove difficult, as well as stretching.  A professionalmassage is beneficial for all these negative effects that spinal stenosis has on a person's life.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is always advised to first contact your healthcare provider.  You need to ascertain whether the pain is actually caused by spinal stenosis, as you also need to be able to inform me first, so I can devise a massage plan to assist.

How Can I Help?

·         Deep Tissue Massage – this technique is used to reach deeper into the muscles and puts direct pressure to release the muscle tension in your tendons, ligaments, and muscles.

·         Swedish Massage – The five basic strokes are effleurage (sliding or gliding), petrissage (kneading), tapotement (rhythmic tapping), friction (cross fiber) and vibration/shaking.

·         Cranial Sacral – this involves a gentle manipulation of the soft tissues and bones of the head, as well as the pelvis and spine.

How much massage therapy needed will greatly depend on the client's condition. Some people need ongoing regular massage therapy in order to live a fully functional lifestyle. However, with an individually devised massage program for your particular condition, and even pain level, I can greatly assist in reducing some of the symptoms, and have you feeling much better.

Take the opportunity to read all the information about the services I provide, on my website, Blue Pacific Massage & Body Works, or even visit my Facebook page.

You can call me during business hours on (760) 680 7910.

Don't delay!  Start your massage program designed for your specific needs today!


  1. Spinal stenosis is an abnormal narrowing to the spinal canal . It's symptoms include pain, paraesthesia, and loss of motor control.

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