How Massage Can Help Improve Posture

The chances are that you're reading this because you experience frequent headaches, back pain, and neck pain a lot. If you work from your office seated and slouching forward for long hours at your desk, then probably the workload and pressure may not be to blame for the pain and stress. Bad posture is the source of your woes!

What’s Improper Posture?

Poor Posture is when your spine assumes an unnatural position that reveals the spinal curves leading to the buildup of stress on the ligaments, tendons, and joints. If the awkward posture remains uncorrected for a long time, the surrounding soft tissues get exposed to immense pressure resulting to pain.

Factors Contributing to Bad Posture

  • Excessively tight muscles
  • Weak muscles
  • Sitting while leaning forward for long hours
  • Occupation type
  • Lifestyle

Mechanics behind Correcting Posture with Massage

If you want to return your body to its original stasis, then a massage therapy is what you want. A professional therapist has the knowledge to analyze your stance, musculoskeletal structure, and the soft tissue patterns. 

Bad postural habits lead to the contraction and stiffening of muscles. A massage therapist will focus on the stiff muscles, ligaments, and joints seeking to loosen them. As a result, the muscles relax allowing enough range for the joints to move back to their original position and ultimately correcting the posture.

Also, a massage therapist will locate the deep tissues in the chest, the front of the neck and the hip with the aim of lengthening them to relieve the pain as well as give you a proper posture and movement.

Besides, massage techniques such as Deep tissue massage and Swedish massage help boost circulation and to lower the pressure and stress cause excessive body tightness.

Reasons to Improve Your Posture

  • Back pain, neck pain, and headache relief
  • Elevated body efficiency
  • Relaxed muscles
  • Free movement of joints
  • Improved confidence
  • Boosts your immune

Occupational commitments will always be there. However, in as much as we want to remain healthy, we need to adopt the correct posture when working. If you have issues with your pose, a massage therapy will help correct it.

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