How to Relieve Back Pain for good? What causes chronic back pain?

Thank you! Hope you have a peaceful day

I've been working tirelessly to onboard and reopen our Wellness Spa, create new holistic treatments, and jeez do I need this to help me cope with the situation in Ukraine and my family struggling in Belarus, and me not being able to support them or go visit them 😢 One thing keeps me sane today is Glow guys... Also, the more research I did on the massage the more I am committed to helping all of you use it as a monthly essential medicine with our new Spa Memberships. If you are currently under stress and haven't worked out in a while, I recommend scheduling 2 weekly massages in a row and continuing your health maintenance with a monthly massage. We now have daily availability and even added a fully-clothed deep tissue massage Tui Na, plus a Neck-Shoulders Chair massage for those who prefer that. If you have a little baby I am happy to babysit while you come to take care of you.

Unfortunately, we are not taught preventative selfcare in schools. Low back pain is the second most common cause of disability in the U.S.  If you know anyone who struggles, please send them the link to this page with our videos below on how to treat their back pain for long-term prevention. While doctors can prescribe us painkillers and rest, the actual rehabilitation is left to our own devices. The best news is that the pain is not a life sentence, and our body responds incredibly well to the techniques we offer in our care routine. We can release tension, reduce inflammation and learn about our body through the practice of yoga, self-massage, and building strength that matters.

3 MAIN CAUSES OF BACK PAIN:

  1. Unbalanced core strength: not all 360° of the torso, shoulders, and hip muscles are evenly strong. 

  2.  Immobile lifestyle, improper posture, repetitive strain load, and all accidental injuries.

  3.  Mental stress is the major cause of low back pain regardless of any injuries. Stress release tools like Yin yoga, massage, breathwork, and meditation are proven to effectively treat low back pain. 

3 PROVEN SOLUTIONS TO START FEELING BETTER

 

1.  Integrative core strengthening  - try our Core program in-person or on-demand

2.  Taking slower pace yoga classes, regular massage, cupping, daily stretches & meditation

3.  Inflammation relief: Red Light Therapy, applying anti-inflammatory ointments like our Muscle & Joint Care Roll-On, and eating anti-inflammatory colorful foods

Our 360°Barre classes are our thoughtful solution to back pain at any age. Our body deteriorates fast under constant stress paired with a limited range of daily motion, weakened abs, gluteus, and back muscles. Glow 360°Barre is infused with Pilates, Physical Therapy, Barre, and Resistance training and is designed to increase muscle-bone density, cardiovascular endurance, and core strength at any age. Mindful of joints, precisely controlled movements sculpt the 360° of muscles around our torso, hips, legs, and arms. Always challenging, this short and effective class boosts mental focus and creates sustainable energy helping us accomplish more in less time. To start feeling better we recommend taking 2-3 weekly in-person classes or simply doing the 10-30min classes from home via our Glow-On-Demand.

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Back Health Channel

Back Health Channel

Back Health Channel
Lower Back - 5 Best Tools with Natasha
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Learning about our Back: Lats & Serratus Anterior
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Glow's Mission
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Learning about our Back: Latissimus Dorsi
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I would also like to emphasize here one of the most under-estimated and under-utilized pain relief tools: massage. 

Massage improves lymph-blood circulation and metabolism, eliminates dead, damaged cells and toxins, and speeds up all recovery. Regular massage is even more important for people who do not work out as poor circulation fuels all dis-ease. Massage reduces the stress hormone cortisol and increases oxytocin which restores our energy, quality of sleep, immune system, digestion, and fertility. Massage therapy is the best natural pain relief treatment and is even recommended for cancer recovery.

Besides our CBD Massage, Cupping, and other integrative bodywork appointments, every Saturday at 10:30a we teach Gentle Yoga Class with Massage Therapy Balls for more area-specific tension release. An incredible class both for mental and physical stress reduction. And, Glow Yin yoga on Friday nights comes with longer-held feel-good stretches, promoting parasympathetic response, stress release, and ultimate relaxation.

In our self-massage Channel below, we have put together many thoughtful sequences of deep stretches and myofascial release using the therapy balls and a foam roller. We can heal physical, and also emotional pain with regular deep tissue work.

If you are currently in pain, we recommend applying our Joint-Muscle Pain Relief Oil 2-3 times a day, book Red Light Photobiomodulation Therapy with your Massage to reduce inflammation to start your recovery. Our recommendation for self-massage is once a week. You can create a weekly roll-out routine when you catch up on your favorite show. 

THE BENEFITS OF REGULAR MASSAGE:

- melt away stress and anxieties

- unburden areas of high tension, revive overworked muscles

- release knots and trigger points

- improves lymph-blood circulation and metabolism

- speeds up renewal and recovery

- tune in to your parasympathetic nervous system, the “rest/digest/repair/reproduce” state

- increase mobility and flexibility

- help reduce inflammation all throughout your body

- improve your sleep, prevent migraines, and more

Why massage is even more important for people who don't workout daily:

1. Circulation = Healthy Immune System. Poor circulation fuels all dis-ease. Professional massage improves lymph-blood circulation to eliminate dead, damaged cells and toxins and distribute the nutrients to speed up all renewal and recovery.

2. Pain, Hormones, Digestion, Mental Health, Fertility. Massage reduces the stress hormone cortisol and increases oxytocin which restores the quality of sleep, digestion, and fertility. Massage has recently received empirical support for facilitating growth, reducing pain, increasing alertness, diminishing depression, and enhancing immune function and has become a part of cancer recovery treatment. 

 

MASSAGE RATES

60min                                       $130 >

Glow Spa 60 Membership     $117 >

80min                                        $160 >

Glow Spa 80 Membership     $140 >

120min                                      $240 >

Whatever Spa Membership you get - the same rate applies for additional massages/facials you book.

 

Custom CBD Massage - all of our treatments are fully custom and our therapists combine deep tissue, sports, relaxation, cupping, tui na, hot stones, myofascial, TMJ Jaw massage, neuromuscular techniques, and red light therapy. Natural nourishing CBD oil is included in all treatments, and we incorporate our anti-inflammatory Joint-Muscle Care Oil for the most congested areas.  Nora, Linda, Lovelyn, Tankut, and Natalia are available for booking every day.

 

Neck-Shoulders Chair Massage with Tankut is available M-W 6p, Friday 10:40a, $35+. Book just like a class via Daily Class Schedule >

 

HOW TO BOOK APPOINTMENTS >

DOES GLOW OFFER CLASSES FOR ALL AGES? 

Whether you are 25 or 85 - we got you > 

 

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The products to enhance your healing:

 

- Yoga TuneUp Therapy Balls >

- Tension, Pain & Inflammation Relief Roll-On by Inhale Nature >

CHRONIC PAIN PODCAST RECOMMENDATION:

 

Like Mind Like Body, a podcast by Curable: the team of doctors and scientists on managing and healing 'invisible' chronic pain

 

Thank you for taking responsibility for your own wellness - this is a courageous act by which you are making our whole community healthier. And thank you for your support! 

 

Sending you ♥️and healthy strong back,

Natasha and the Glowing Team