SPA DOCTOR: A Meghan-approved massage to banish back pain blues? trends now
It isn't hard to understand why back pain can leave you feeling blue. But can stress and depression make the problem worse?
It's generally accepted that mental health issues can worsen how we cope with physical pain, and studies have shown psychological therapies can help ease the discomfort.
So could a massage treatment solve such a complex issue? Not easily.
But the Ila Only Spa at Lotte New York Palace may be on to something with its Beat The Blues Back Massage (60 minutes, £165), a stress-reducing and pain-busting treatment to help 'when you're feeling emotionally drained, with stress in your neck and shoulders'.