Acupressure Therapy is highly effective for relieving muscular tension due to stress or as a result of an injury in all areas of the body, especially in the back. Important points are located along either side of the spine and on the upper back.
Self-Care for the Back: Lie down on a couple of tennis balls tied in a sock. Many people especially appreciate the release of tightness associated with lower back pain and sciatica.
Acupressure, Shiatsu, Thai Massage, and Self-Acupressure for healing injuries and relieving back pain can also be an effective adjunct to chiropractic treatment. By relaxing and toning the back muscles, Acupressure makes the spinal adjustments easier and more effective, and the chiropractic results last longer. In fact, Acupressure and chiropractic treatments were originally practiced together in ancient China.