Back pain is probably the most common complaint I see in my practice. Almost everyone, it seems, suffers from a stiff and painful back from time to time.
I have heard estimates that say that 80% of the population will experience low-back pain at some point in their life. I have already several bouts of it myself (in fact, that’s how I got into massage, but that’s another story), so I am well versed in this pathology. There are innumerable possible causes for back pain, and many of them respond well to massage therapy.
Pain between the shoulder blades is often a consequence of postures that shorten the muscles on the front of the body and thereby put the muscles on the back under tensile stress, resulting in upper-back pain. This affliction is very common with desk and office workers. I have had a very good success rate (around 85-90%) applying my orthopedic massage skills to this pattern and bringing relief to my patients and clients.
If your back pain is caused or exacerbated by tight muscles, postural issues, myofascial adhesions, or neuromuscular trigger points, I may be able to help you find some relief.