Valentine’s Day is a beautiful day of love and affection.
But love doesn’t only need to be expressed toward your partner. Your back needs some special attention, too.
Flowers and chocolates won’t do, but there are other great ways to say “I love you” to your back. Here are 4 ways to treat your back this Valentine’s Day.
1. Get a Massage
A massage is one of the most classic ways to pamper yourself. It’s also a way to keep your back in top shape.
Not only do massages relax you, but they are medically beneficial. Massages are known to decrease stress hormones and promote the production of white blood cells.
There are many massage techniques, from a general Swedish massage to sports massages that target specific areas. Other techniques are more spiritual and incorporate meditative elements. Evaluating your needs and personal outlook will help you choose the right style for you.
Whichever technique you choose to get, know that a trip to the spa for a massage is a fantastic way to treat your back on Valentine’s Day.
2. Go to a Chiropractor
Chiropractic may not hold the same luxurious, pampering connotation that massages have. But depending on the origin of your pain, it can be an even more effective way to treat your back.
While massages focus on your muscles, chiropractic treatment concentrates on your skeletal system.
Sometimes your bones and joints become misaligned. This can cause grinding, pinched nerves, or other problems that result in debilitating pain.
Luckily, a quick trip to a licensed chiropractor can literally snap you back into shape.
Even if you don’t have significant back pain, regular appointments with a chiropractor give you a frequent tune-up and can prevent major injury down the line.
Imagine a rubber band. It’s stretchy and flexible.
Now imagine that same rubber band after it’s been put in the freezer for a few hours. It’s stiff, brittle, and could easily snap if mishandled.
Muscles aren’t much more than big fleshy rubber bands that help move your body.
When primed, they’re strong and can demonstrate surprising flexibility. But when they’re put to work without being properly prepared, they have limited range of motion and are more prone to injury.
That’s why it’s important to stretch and warm up your muscles. Stretching in the morning and after you’ve been sitting for long periods keep your body limber and healthy.
Want to strengthen your back and your relationship with stretching on Valentine’s Day? Sign you and your partner up for a couples yoga class.
4. Buy a Massage Chair
Wouldn’t it be great to access the relaxing, revitalizing effects of a massage from the comfort of your own home?
If you’re really looking to splurge on your back for this holiday of love, consider buying a massage chair. It won’t quite replicate the expert hands of a therapist, but you have the freedom of treatment any day, any time of day.
Don’t worry, you don’t have to purchase the super expensive chairs you’d find at a mall kiosk. As a cheaper alternative, you can buy a massage chair insert that fits right in your favorite armchair.
With a V-Day purchase of a massage chair, you can love your back year-round.
More Ways to Treat Your Back
Sometimes these options aren’t enough to make your back feel the love.
If you suffer from serious chronic back pain, consider expert treatment through the DRS Protocol(TM).