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Jeffrey L Evans
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November 11, 2018 - 11:02 pm
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Hello guys,

I have back pain for a long time. Usually, the pain is in the lower back and sometimes it spread across the shoulder blade. I work in an auditing firm and, I have to sit for long hours in front of a computer. Maybe that's what causing me the back pain. Anyway, one of my friends told me, a full body massage will help me to get some relief from back pain. According to her, body massage increases the blood flow in our body, enhances the function of muscles and body tissues and, promote relaxation and well being. Even though I feel what she is saying is superficial, I am going to give it a try. If a body massage is going to give me the relief I want, there is nothing better than that, isn't it? But, I haven't gone to a massage therapist in my whole life. I know you are mostly surprised now. But, I am being honest with you guys. And, I need some feedback on this therapist who offers massage therapy in Mississauga. I hope you guys can help me. Thank you.

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Rosline LOUTSIOS
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Hi Jeffrey, 

First, I am wondering whether you are taking one of Shama's superb courses?  Whatever you are taking will help you with your own pain issue. However, your specific areas you are mentioning, such as lower back pain stretching sometimes across the shoulder are a common problem today. Prolonged sitting, especially without regular breaks (at least every hour) will result mostly in back, neck, and posture, even  serious health issues, involving not only structural but also functional changes to internal organs.

We are meant to get far more movement than we do now. It can be even more of a concern for you if you are not involved in a consistent and daily exercise program. You may have to change your life style and consider healthier and more natural  nutrition, including getting more quality sleep, and to control your stress level.

Regarding massage therapy for your personal pain issues, yes it can help, definitely. However, it really depends on the skills of the therapist. The type of therapy that would help you is not just an ordinary massage, but some structural bodywork on the whole body (not physiotherapy) with some deep tissue work and  stretching, with realignment due to imbalances created by bad body movements and sitting for long periods of time. You might need more than one session. If you are not involved in any regular physical workouts, your body would need some regular sessions; not necessarily every week, but perhaps at least once a month. 

Since you are on this Forum, please have a look at the Thai Massage training course. What you can learn from that course would change your life. You would be able to be in a position where you can control and correct your own stress and pain issues. 

I do hope that this information will guide you onto the right path. Good luck. Rosline.

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