Most people will experience lower back stiffness at some point in their lives. Often, tension in the lower back can be a result of an underlying condition. It's important to dig a little deeper and figure out what this condition might be.
Muscles in the lower back will aim to protect the area that isn't functioning as it should. Think of it like that part of the body working overtime. Massage can make the muscles in the area feel better, as they need rest, but unless the underlying imbalance is addressed, the tension and pain may come back in the future.
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