Month: October 2017

Massage for Body Tension / Stress Reduction, Santa Barbara, Ca.

Massage for Body Tension / Stress Reduction, Santa Barbara, Ca.

Muscle body tension refers to the condition in which muscles of the body remain semi-contracted for an extended period. Muscle tension is typically caused by the physiological effects of stress and can lead to episodes of back pain. When the body is stressed, muscles tense up. Muscle tension is almost a reflex reaction to stress—the body’s way of guarding against injury and pain. With sudden onset stress, the muscles tense up all at once and then release their tension when the stress passes.

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Massage for Back Pain, Santa Barbara, Ca.

Massage for Back Pain, Santa Barbara, Ca.

The following factors are linked to a higher risk of developing low back pain:

A mentally stressful job
Pregnancy – pregnant women are much more likely to get back pain
A sedentary lifestyle
Age – older adults are more susceptible than young adults or children
Anxiety
Depression
Gender – back pain is more common among females than males
Obesity and overweight
Smoking
Strenuous physical exercise (especially if not done properly)
Strenuous physical work.

Persistent fevers.
Unplanned weight loss.
Blood in the stool or urine.
Progressive numbness or weakness in the legs.
Inability to urinate or have a bowel movement.
Loss of bowel/bladder control.
Pain at night.
Sexual dysfunction.

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