Sciatica Pain Relief Massage

The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in your body, and when you've experienced pain from your lower back down through your leg, you understand. Sciatica pain usually subsides on its own within two months, there may be ways to alleviate the pain sooner.

Massage can be highly effective in treating the pain of sciatica. 

When your sciatic pain flares up, and the sciatic nerve roots in your lower back are pinched or irritated, massage therapy can help in 2 ways:

  • Tight lower back muscles can place stress on your nerve roots. Massage therapy loosens these muscles and helps prevent pinching or irritation.

  • A massage encourages the release of pain-fighting endorphins—this can provide temporary relief from symptoms like the throbbing pain in your foot or the burning sensation in your leg.

The professional therapy you'll receive at Fresh is customized to your particular situation, and any type of massage will help boost the "good" hormones in your body. Those include endorphins, dopamine and serotonin, all of which are known for calming nerves, promoting healing, providing natural pain management, and helping you feel better.