Back Pain Treatment

A study on massage and back pain conducted at the Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami in 2001 found that: "Massage lessened lower back pain, depression and anxiety, and improved sleep. The massage therapy group also showed improved range of motion and their serotonin and dopamine levels were higher." (International Journal of Neuroscience, 106, 131-145.)

Whether you are looking for relief from shoulder, neck or back pain due to bad working posture or a long term back pain problem as a result of an accident or underlying postural defect such as scoliosis, Body in Balance probably has a therapy suitable for you.   Depending on the condition of the back and how long the condition has existed, a combination of  various techniques and therapies may be employed to treat your back.  These may include the use of massage,  a 12 minute cycle on the  BACKLIFE machine, thermo therapy, manual palpation and possibly InterX therapy.

Testimonial by Janet Balmer:
"I have been a client of Shanti's for just over a year now and have a massage every two to three weeks.  I'd been searching for a long while to find a therapist who could deal with my particular requirement and was attracted by the fact that Shanti has so many elements in her portfolio.  I have an old back injury which gives me constant pain but I am also very flexible in my back and needed a therapist with the knowledge to be able to treat me appropriately.  In the past, the therapists I had visited tended to be afraid of applying strong pressure for fear of making my problem worse with the result that I always came away feeling that my back had hardly been touched!  Shanti has a great knowledge of the body and is specialised in treating injuries and is thus aware that not all injuries need treating in the same way.  She always asks me how strong I would like the massage to be and how I'm feeling on that particular day so that she can tailor the day's treatment to my exact requirement on that day.  Since Shanti is qualified in deep tissue massage,  acupressure and sports massage (amongst others) she is able to combine all these elements into one treatment in order to provide a unique massage.  My job is desk-based and very hectic so I often suffer from neck problems, headaches and stress - Shanti is experienced is treating office workers and is thus also able to address these areas when I need her to do so.  I would highly recommend her if you are seeking a restorative and relaxing massage."

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