Is your lower back pain impacting your focus at work, or your fun time with your kids and your family?

In this video, we explore the secret power of relaxation. How it can impact your lower back, and overall wellbeing.

And we cover 3 things:

✅  Why is relaxation such a powerful tool?

✅  How relaxation can support your body’s ability to heal

✅  5 ways that relaxation may help you relieve your lower back pain and stiffness

 

Rather read the blog?

Here it is…​

 

 Hi there. Have you been suffering from lower back pain? Maybe it’s impacting your focus at work, or your enjoyment of your kids and your family.

Hello and welcome. I’m Sarah Gowans, massage and craniosacral therapist at Blossoming Me, and the Healthy Learning Lounge.  Here, we are a sanctuary, where you can come and tap in and nurture, where you can come tap in and nurture your journey to health, well being and a positive mindset. To clear the stresses, stopping you from living your full, from living your most fulfilling life.

Today, I want to discuss with you how relaxation can support your body’s healing and reduce your lower back pain. Relaxation activates the parasympathetic nervous system, which promotes rest and repair in our body. This system counteracts our fight-flight-freeze mode from our daily microstresses and traumas.

Here are five ways relaxation can enhance your body’s healing abilities:

 

1. Relaxation Activates the Parasympathetic Nervous System:

Activation of the parasympathetic nervous system, through relaxation, can lower our heart rate and reduce blood pressure. Reducing the workload on our heart, decreasing the risk of cardiovascular diseases, and allowing our bodies to focus on healing, repairing, and growing, rather than being in a constant state of alert. Giving our body space to restore itself from the muscle pain and tension in our lower back.

 

2. Enhanced Gut Health and Digestion

Enhanced digestive activity supports nutrient absorption and our gut health.  Activating our parasympathetic nervous system promotes digestive activities, so activation through relaxation can help our body more efficiently process and utilise nutrients needed for repair and growth, as well as to eliminate the waste. Potentially easing digestive issues like Irritable Bowel Syndrome, IBS, as well as others. Less pain in our gut may also reduce our lower back pain.

 

3. Resistance to Infections and Boosts Healing of Injuries, Aches and Pains

Activating our parasympathetic nervous system through relaxation can boost our immune system’s functionality by reducing stress hormone levels such as cortisol, which can suppress our immune function when it’s elevated. Enhancing our body’s ability to fight off infections and facilitating its healing of wounds and injuries, crucial for maintaining our overall health and for clearing our aches and pains, particularly through our lower back, of course.

 

4. Improved Sleep, Better Mood, and Faster Healing

As well as assisting in the regulation of stress hormones, our parasympathetic nervous system also helps regulate hormone production of hormones like serotonin and melatonin. These hormones contribute to our sense of well being. They improve our mood and support our deep, restorative sleep. All of which are essential to our body’s natural healing processes, including sorting out our lower back pain and stiffness, as well as our overall well being.

 

5. Enhanced Tissue Repair

The activation of our parasympathetic nervous system fosters our ability to repair tissues and grow new cells. Relaxation then, can enhance processes such as protein synthesis and cell regeneration, which are vital for healing wounds, repairing muscle damage, and maintaining cellular health. Particularly, of course, in restoring our lower back health.

I hope you can see now that activating our parasympathetic nervous system through relaxation can be beneficial to our body’s ability to heal, repair, and reduce pain.  And specifically important, of course, for our lower back pain.

So thank you for joining me today. I hope today’s video was helpful for you. And if you did like it, please like it, share it, and join us next time when we look at other ways to support and nurture you and your body to health and well being, and a positive mindset. 

From my heart to yours, Namaste.

Sarah xx

Author: Sarah Gowans

About Blossoming Me

BlossomingMe offers a fully integrated approach to your wellbeing. Located on Sydney’s Upper North Shore. Sarah is our Cranio-sacral and Remedial Massage Therapist and health and lifestyle coach. She can help relieve those problematic knots, tightness and other specific ailments to promote a healthy recovery. These complementary massage therapies can be combined to suit your needs, and include: craniosacral therapy, shiatsu, acupressure, reiki, remedial, swedish, and body-mind-massage. 

Our qualified Osteopath, Alexis, offers a drug free, minimally invasive, “hands on” treatment focusing on the musculoskeletal system with its associated muscles, tendons, ligaments, membranes, bones and joints. Alexis takes a functional approach. This means that she focuses on the way a component (body part, tissue or group of tissues) performs its role, as well as the way the body works, performs and integrates as a whole. Our team can support you to improve your posture and therefore your overall health.

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