Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy in  Citrus Park 


Licensed Florida Metropolitan University , Tampa Fl  MA # 51101



Understanding soft tissue lower back muscle strains and pains:

Facia: fibrous connective tissue occurring in sheets beneath the surface of the skin and between muscles and groups of muscles

Trigger points: a sensitive area of the body, stimulation or irritation of which causes a specific effect in another part, especially a tender area in a muscle that causes generalized musculoskeletal pain when overstimulated.

Myofascial Release: also known as Massage Therapy, is a soft tissue therapy for the treatment of skeletal muscle immobility and pain.

This alternative medicine therapy aims to relax contracted muscles, improve blood and lymphatic circulation, and stimulate the stretch reflex in muscles.

Commonly associated muscles of lower back strains and pains:

Gluteus Minimus, Gluteus Medius & Gluteus Maximus (Butt) Quadratus Lumborum

(QL) Longissimus & Multifidi (Part of erector group) Semitendinosus & Semimembranosus (Hamstrings)

Psoas (Hip Flexor) Piriformis Soleus (Part of the calf) Rectus Abdominis (Abs) Techniques to reduce/eliminate lower back strains

FACT: Low back pain is the single leading cause of disability worldwide, according to the Global Burden of Disease 2010.

One-half of all working Americans admit to having back pain symptoms each year.

(1) • Back pain is one of the most common reasons for missed work.

In fact, back pain is the second most common reason for visits to the doctor’s office. This is outnumbered only by upperrespiratory infections.

Most cases of back pain are mechanical or non-organic, this means they are not caused by serious conditions, such as inflammatory arthritis, infection, fracture or cancer.

FACT: Americans spend at least $50 billion each year on back pain—and that’s just for the more easily identified costs.

(2)  Experts estimate that as many as 80% of the population will experience a back problem at some time in our lives.

(3) Typically, younger individuals (30 to 60 year olds) are more likely to experience back pain from a lower back muscle strain or from within the disc space itself

(e.g. lumbar disc herniation or lumbar degenerative disc disease)