Re: Lower back knots
Sounds to me like you might have a "trigger point" knot in your back that's causing your pain. Thee knots generally feel very "tender" when touched...somewhat like an internal "boil". Message is good to "iron them out", but a visit or two to a massage therapist may not be sufficient. It would be like visiting a trainer at a gym every two weeks for an hour to get in shape. Now if you had a message therapist at your personal beck & call or could afford to visit a message therapist daily, it might be a different story.
I highly suggest that you get ahold of Clair Davies book on "Trigger Point Message Therapy" & follow his protocol. He instructs how to locate & then how to do self-massage on these "knots" to essentially dissapate them. When the knot is gone, the pain is gone.