Massage Therapy For Back Pain

Back pain is a very common problem with around eight in 10 people in Western countries suffering from backache at least some of the time. Back pain is usually not due to any serious disease. Most episodes of back pain get better quickly. Simple analgesics (pain killers) and modification of activity is all that is needed.

However, about 50 per cent of people who get back pain will have further episodes. The first step to manage back pain is to rule out the possibility of any medical problem, such as infection or fracture (although these are rarely the cause).

Step Shen Shu Point

On the lower back, 1. 5 finger's breadth lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of the second lumbar vertebra.

Step Shan Zhong Point

On the sternal midline, level with the fourth intercostal space, between the nipples. Massage the point for 1-3 minutes.

Step Cheng Jin Point

On the posterior leg, in the center of the heel and back of knee.