Imagine this: you hear the sound of the lapping waves as they reach the white shores. The breeze moves around you as you lie comfortably in the cabana, a masseuse gently pressing her fingers on trigger points.
Or you are high up in the mountains, surrounded by greens and forests, with trails you can enjoy after you have completed your massage or physical therapy for the day.
All these images sound like a holiday—and indeed, it is, if one decides to have himself treated for back strain in Southeast Asia.
More than 70% of the population in the United States, for example, suffers from constant back pain. One of the possible causes is a muscle strain, which hurts the tendons and muscles. Regular activities including heavy lifting can cause such injury.
Western countries definitely have hundreds of therapists and a wide variety of advanced treatments to alleviate the pain or even completely eliminate the problem. But they lack one thing: a more holistic experience.
Back strains heal faster when patients are more relaxed, when stress is beaten. Alternative Oriental techniques such as tai chi, acupuncture, and chiropractic have also proven themselves to be effective in dealing with acute to chronic back pain.
Southeast Asia’s beautiful landscapes, many simple rural places, and more stress-free atmosphere are the major selling points of Thailand and Malaysia. In these Southeast Asian countries, patients are treated not only physically but also emotionally, mentally, and even spiritually. You’ll also feel more relaxed knowing that this holistic experience doesn’t cost a fortune. In fact, the majority of services offered in Southeast Asia are up to 75% cheaper when compared to western countries.