If you’ve ever experienced radiating pain through your gluteal region, down the back of your thigh or leg, you’ll probably agree that it is far from the most pleasurable sensation that we can feel!
This type of pain is often called sciatica, but in many instances other underlying pathologies can cause similar pain experiences. Hip osteoarthritis, hamstring and calf soft tissue injuries may mimic sciatica. It is important to have a complete assessment and receive a correct diagnosis to start your rehabilitation on the right foot (pardon the pun).
Massage is one of the oldest therapies in the world. There is documentation of its use in second century B.C in China, India and Egypt. Even Hippocrates defined medicine as “the art of rubbing” (3).
Regular massage therapy has long been associated with improved overall health, both physical and mental. Massage may positively influence factors associated with better health and wellbeing, including factors such as pain, sleep, emotional status and psychosocial health.