As we know,Massage will give you temporary relief (if done properly ) whereas physiotherapy will treat your underlying cause.
If you got back pain,how to get a suitable back massage from a good A good physiotherapist.
A good physiotherapist is qualified enough to evaluate the patient thoroughly and coming to a precise diagnosis by ruling out all the differential diagnosis. So the main goal of a physiotherapist would be to treat the exact underlying cause or structure that’s responsible for your bad back.
Hence, your treatment protocol or management would be formed based on the evaluations and diagnosis.
Whereas Massage would only treat the superficial areas that give you trouble,predominantly that includes your muscles of the back and would release them of contracted state or triggers points. It will also induce relaxation for a temporary period of time and you will feel better instantly but as soon as you go back to doing your daily activities you will experience the same discomfort and would want to go for another massage session.
There are 6 massage strokes in Swedish massage, and each can be used on and around the back.
1,Tapotement: The rapid, percussive technique that can be applied with varying weights for different effects. Do not tapote over boney-areas, or kidneys for an extended period of time.
2,Eflleurage: Smooth gliding technique whereupon the therapist slides flat hands over the skin to warm, and apply any necessary lubricants.
3,Frictioning: A technique where the therapist moves the skin across the muscle, often perpendicular to the direction of the muscle fibers.
4,Petrissage: The kneading, pulling, and milking of skin and muscle, gently away from the bone.
5,Vibration: The technique of placing a rigid hand on soft tissue, and moving it vigorously. Light pressure suggested. A limb can also be shaken for similar effect.
6,Static Pressure: A technique of finding a knot, or hypertensile nodule, and applying immobile pressure onto it. It should not be used over endangerment sites (such as around the front of the neck, or behind the knees/elbows) without training.
Most of these are used with the aid of massage oils to reduce uncomfortable friction between skin.