One of the greatest benefits of massage therapy is that it helps release “feel good” hormones called endorphins, which can help alleviate the painful symptoms of chronic back pain.
The most effective type of massage therapy for lower back pain is called neuromuscular therapy. Neuromuscular therapy is also called trigger point myotherapy and sometimes acupressure. This form of massage therapy as an effective treatment for back pain caused by a soft tissue injury such as a muscle strain.
Massage therapy produce the best results when combined with other medical treatments such as physical therapy, chiropractic, or physician care.