Back Massage

During a Back Massage your Massage Therapist will manipulate the soft tissue (muscles and connective tissue) of the back, neck and shoulders. It is without doubt one of our most commonly requested types of massage.

This stems from the fact that muscular back pain affects so many people.

According to NHS England “Back pain is the largest single cause of disability in the UK, with lower back pain alone accounting for 11% of the total disability of the UK population”.

It is also estimated that 80% of the population will experience back pain at some point in their lives.

Broadly speaking muscular back pain can be divided into two categories, acute and chronic.

Acute back pain is more often associated with a muscular injury (sprain or strain) or a medical condition such as sciatica or a prolapsed disc. With the latter two conditions there is usually associated nerve pain, numbness or tingling.

Direct massage can sometimes be beneficial though may not be appropriate if there is inflammation or if the cause of the pain is unknown. Sometimes massage to adjacent areas can still be helpful in helping other parts of the body to release which in turn can speed up recovery.

Chronic muscular back pain is sometimes harder to understand being long term but is commonly associated with postural factors such as hours on the phone or computer, a lack of or too much movement and exercise, poor sleep and emotional factors such as stress, anxiety, depression or grief.

Massage can be very helpful but should be considered part of a broader strategy of help that includes gentle strengthening exercises, stretching such as Yoga, staying hydrated and improving quality of sleep.

Booking a Back Massage at our Hove Centre

You won’t find Back Massage on our booking system as we categorise treatments according to the type of massage not the area treated. However you can book a back massage as follows:

As a guide if you want a more clinical strong treatment then book a Sports Massage.

For a strong but more relaxing approach Deep Tissue Massage or Myofascial Release.

For something more gentle and relaxing try AromatherapyHot StonesLomi Hawaiian or Swedish.

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From the NHS Website:
You should contact a GP or NHS 111 immediately if you have back pain and:
* numbness or tingling around your genitals or buttocks
* difficulty peeing
* loss of bladder or bowel control
* chest pain
* a high temperature of 38C or above
* unexplained weight loss
* a swelling or a deformity in your back
* it does not improve after resting or is worse at night
* it started after a serious accident, such as after a car accident

Information About Brighton

Natural Balance is proud to offer Back Massage in the town of Brighton, which lies within South East England in the county of East Sussex.
Brighton is part of the City of Brighton and Hove forms part of the greater Brighton and Hove built-up area, a Unitary Authority in Sussex.
A range of East Sussex businesses including Natural Balance make their home in Brighton.
Brighton used to be called Brighthelmstone.
Blightey & Brighthelmstone are still frequently used nicknames.
Brighton incorporates a number of villages and settlements including Aldrington, Old Steine, Bevendean, Black Rock, Brunswick, Coldean and Hangleton.
Natural Balance's Back Massage area in the City of Brighton and Hove also encompasses Hollingbury, Hollingdean, Hove, Mile Oak and Moulsecoomb.
Other service areas of Natural Balance in Brighton, Sussex encompassRottingdean, Portslade-by-Sea, Patcham, Saltdean and Ovingdean,
in addition to Brighton and Hove's outer urban areas Woodingdean, Withdean, Westdene and West Blatchington.
In conclusion, Natural Balance's Back Massage also cover the Brighton Municipality which includes Stanmer, Brighton Marina and Bear Road area.
The Brighton postcode district is the BN postcode area.
The University of Brighton and Sussex University are distinguished through out the United Kingdom.
Queen's Park, Brighton and Preston Park, Brighton are most notable parks in Brighton and known through out England.
The major roads of Brighton are the A27 road and A23 road.
Bordering to the West of town of Brighton and Hove is Sompting, Worthing, Southwick, Shoreham, Littlehampton and Lancing.
The City of Brighton is flanked to the East by Burgess Hill, Peacehaven and Lewes.