What is sciatica?

Sciatica refers to pain along the sciatic nerve, which extends from your lower back through your hips and buttocks – down each leg. It usually affects only one side of the body but can range from mild to severe. Other symptoms such as numbness, tingling, or even weakness in the affected leg and foot often accompany it.

Sciatic pain can interfere with your daily activities and make standing, walking, and even sitting painful and difficult.

Massage is an effective way to relieve pain. Massage’s main benefit is to soothe tense muscles because when they are agitated, they can put more pressure on your nerves. Soft tissue massage may also help to increase your pain threshold by stimulating the release of endorphins with boots pleasure and relieve pain.

Massage for sciatica will not cure the underlying cause of your pain, but it can help relieve your symptoms and improve your quality of life. Speak with your doctor about your symptoms before starting massage therapy to make sure it is safe for you.