Massage Therapy for Sciatica? – Nielasher.com
As lower body tension can be rooted in tension in the feet it is important to work the feet prior to working deep into the legs. We start by working on the toes, aiming to release any tension held here as this may be holding or anchoring tension further up the foot. It may seem strange to start working on the foot but you will need to put this groundwork in to get the best results.
What is Sciatica?
The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the body and sciatica is an umbrella term given to any sort of pain that is caused by irritation or compression of the sciatic nerve.
Symptoms include leg pain, sometimes accompanied by tingling, numbness or weakness.
It originates in the lower back and travels through the buttock and down the large sciatic nerve behind the thigh and the pain can radiate down below the knee.
Sciatica is not a diagnosis in itself, it is instead a symptom of an underlying problem.
There are two main types of sciatica and knowing the…
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