Any pain, tenderness or discomfort in the spinal area is known as ‘back pain’. The Spinal cord is the most sensitive and essential joint that stretches down from the medulla oblongata. The individual bones of the spinal cord are known as vertebrae. When they are hurt or positioned in an improper manner, this causes discomfort. We tend to feel pain in our back due to injuries, abnormalities, stress, pressure, muscle tension, improper standing or sitting position. Whether the pain is acute or chronic there is a treatment for it. Backaches need to be treated carefully. Reflexology has unique techniques to rid you from backaches.
There are a few pressure points in your body which will help in reducing back pain. All muscles and bones are linked with each other in some way or another. Hence treating a back pain is much easier by accessing these pressure points. It is true, try these simple techniques to alleviate the stiffness and ache in your back.
5 Best Reflexology Exercises for Back Pain
Here is a short warm up activity which you need to do before using the techniques mentioned. This activity will help you stretch the muscles in your back.
Get into the standing position. While inhaling, raise your hands above your head. Now gently stretch your body by bending backwards. Now, while exhaling lean forward and touch to the floor with your hands. Raise your head and try to flatten your palm on the floor. This stretches the back muscles to a great extent. Now stand straight and stretch the right side by leaning over the right leg. Try to remain in this position for at least 20 seconds. Now bring your hands to the left side and continue the stretch in the same manner for the left muscle.
Sleeping Tennis Ball Exercise for Back Pain:
You will need a sock carrying two tennis balls. Lie flat on the ground and place the tennis ball sock under your neck (like a pillow). Now bend your legs, by flattening your feet on the ground. Slowly raise your hips, you will be balancing on the tennis ball sock and your feet. Gently walk yourself on the tennis balls. These balls put pressure on the bladder points which relieve stress and pain. You can stop whenever you feel sore.
Standing Tennis Ball Exercise for Back Pain:
Stand against the wall with feet wide apart, more than shoulder width. Bend your knees, as if sitting in an imaginary chair. Lean forward and place the tennis ball sock behind the shoulders, exactly in the middle. Now gently straighten your knees by rolling the sock on your back. The sock will roll onto the spinal cord relieving the aches.
Sleeping Acupressure Foot Points for Back Pain:
Sit straight and hold your feet. Take the right foot into your hands. Find the bone that joins the big toe and the second toe. Place your thumb in this area and put pressure on it. Press for one minute, keep inhaling and exhaling. Decrease the pressure and rub the area. Repeat the same on the other foot.
Sitting Acupressure Foot Points for Back Pain:
Start by washing and drying your feet. Sit down on the bed or a chair. Cross your legs and hold the right foot in the left hand. Roll your hand back and forth on your right foot to relax the muscles. Now rub your thumb in the middle of your foot from the heel to toe. Thumb walk this area a few times to relax the muscles.
You can use both the thumbs to add enough pressure. The strip running from the toe to the heel represents your spine, stroking this area gently will ease the stress in the spine. Massage the area that feels sore with circular movements. Repeat the same with the other foot and relax by lying down. You will feel the flow of energy in your back.
Lay down on the ground with your feet and hands left freely. Hold your right hand with your left hand. The pain relief point is the joint between the thumb and index finger, hold this joint with your left thumb. Press it gently with your left hand. You will feel a pinch or ache, which means that you are doing it right. Apply pressure on this joint for 10 seconds and release it for another 5 seconds. Repeat this 2 to 3 times. Do the same with your left hand.
If you ever feel that your back is sore or stiff, try to massage yourself with these simple techniques. Thumb walking and using circular movements in the areas that feel stiff and sore will help ease the stress in your back. You can feel the energy flowing into your spine. The tennis ball sock will rub the muscles affected and reduce the stress and pain. These are the best techniques of back reflexology. Try these and alleviate the terrible pains.