Research into back pain is a constant source of surprise. We’re finding out more and more about the spine every year. It’s that part of the body that’s the bane of many a life. All too many of us have to live with unutterably troublesome back pain. Sometimes it seems like 99 per cent of us suffer with some form of it, especially in the lower-back region. It’s almost as if nature and evolution conspired to get it all wrong deliberately when it came time to invent the human back. No wonder gay massage brings us such blessed relief. 90 minutes of lying down, allowing a big man’s hands to travel the length and breadth of your body, paying special attention to your main pain areas, of which the back is undoubtedly one, is going to be a glorious relief. But what about once the appointment’s over and you’re on the move again, doing all the things that stress your back? Well, new research is encouraging us to look at the problem a whole new way. We used to think that heavy lifting had to be avoided in order to prevent a bad back getting even worse. Now, however, that looks set to change. Human tissue and muscle needs to be challenged by weight-bearing in order to become strong – and the spine is no different to any other area of the body. If we want it strong, we need to make the joints, muscles, ligaments and so on, do a bit of work.

All this does, of course, fly in the face of the old advice, but it makes perfect sense. Reported in The Independent on 9th April 2018, the research also highlights the danger to the spine caused by inactivity. Studies have shown that astronauts, who experience a total lack of spinal weight-bearing because of existing in an absence of gravity, go on to suffer muscle wasting, disc-expansion, back pain and spinal stiffness.

Of course, the old advice should not be disregarded – excessive bending and lifting can certainly hurt the back, but there is a sweet spot; in other words, an amount of lifting that will tone and strengthen the back without hurting it. We can discover our own personal sweet spots by beginning with gentle lifting, placing only a small amount of weight on the spine, and then gradually increasing it. This process can be undertaken at the gym or in day-to-day life. Rapidly increasing the amount of weight you attempt to lift is not advised. Make it slow and gentle.

Gay massage London will certainly help to condition your back – soothing it and encouraging its muscles as they develop. And now, instead of avoiding lifting, you can make it part of your everyday life and, as you build the muscles in the spine, your masseur can condition them from time to time, using his advanced training skills. A rowing machine will also help you in the process of making your back a stronger, more able part of your body.  

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