Soft tissue techniques for the lower back

Some general techniques for lower back pain. These are to encourage the muscles to relax and take the nervous system to a more parasympathetic state.

The techniques are slow and steady because the painful area is in a state of heightened alert and is sensitive to any sudden movements.

It is always a good exercise when dealing with patients in acute pain to imagine you have a screaming baby under your hands and the baby has just fallen asleep.You really do not want to wake the baby up again with any sudden or jerky movements