Massage Therapy for Sciatica & Sciatic Nerve Pain

Do You Have Sciatic Nerve Pain?

sciaticaIf you do, you likely feel this pain in your lower back, glutes, or an electrical or throbbing feeling that travels down your leg. When sciatic nerve pain acts up, the nerve itself becomes inflamed due to an injury—for instance, a slipped disc, pinched nerve, pressure due to pregnancy, or poor posture. Sciatica can be very debilitating, however, there are natural, holistic options that can help soothe sciatic nerve pain and decrease inflammation.

Massage Therapy Can Help!

Don’t expect a chilled-out spa massage if you have sciatica. Sports Massage and NMT Neuromuscular Therapy can be useful in treating certain forms of sciatic pain, particularly from a tight piriformis muscle and other lateral rotator muscles. Loosening the muscles of the lower back and buttocks can ease the pressure on the sciatic nerve. Tight lower back muscles can place stress on your nerve roots and skilled massage therapy encourages the release of pain-fighting endorphins—this can provide temporary or lasting relief from symptoms like the throbbing pain in your foot or the burning sensation in your leg.

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Why Choose Advanced Alternatives?

The following guidelines are for information purposes only. Seeking professional advice before beginning rehabilitation is recommended. 

Hip-work--300x199We can help relieve Sciatica, Sciatic Nerve Pain, and conditions which mimic sciatica. The therapists at Advanced Alternatives Massage Therapy Massage Therapy are skilled in techniques to help relax muscles, release trigger points and abnormal tissue adhesions, and improve posture to relieve the pressure on nerve roots and other sensitive structures. Depending on your individual condition, Myofascial Release, Sports Massage and NMT- Neuromuscular Therapy may provide significant long-lasting relief.

Deep-tissue / Myofascial Release Massage, relaxes the muscles in the body through pressure and stretching. The massage therapist focuses on areas of the body that carry tension and feel tight or uncomfortable, and uses deepening pressure to release the tension and give an overall feeling of relaxation and loosening of stiff muscles. Myofascial Release helps to re-align the muscle fibers so your range of motion is restored.

Neuromuscular Massage, In this technique, the therapist applies moderate to deep pressure to the body’s “trigger points” – specific areas within a muscle that often feel painful to the touch when pressed. The idea behind NMT therapy is that it will release nerve compression (compressed nerves being the reason that the Neuromuscular trigger points ache when touched), and that the relaxed nerves in turn will help the body to release tension.

Sports Massage is ideal to treat injuries and as well as a preventative treatment dealing with the health of muscle and connective tissue, range of movement, tone, symmetry, balance and quality of posture. Sports Massage may utilize a variety of techniques such as classical Swedish massage, trigger point therapy, and hydrotherapy. Often utilized following an athletic event, Sports Massage may be used to relieve pain, prevent stiffness, and return the muscles back to their normal state.