Your questions answered by the therapists at Elements Therapeutic Massage in Glendale.
April 4th, 2013What are some simple stretches you can do at work?
Kym N. (Lead therapist) - Stand up by your desk and bend down towards your toes and let your arms dangle. This will stretch your mid/low back and your hamstrings. Do this at least once or twice per hour. It only takes about twenty seconds and can make a difference in low back pain.
Natasha W. - While sitting at your desk, stretch your arm across chest and hold for 10-15 seconds. This will stretch out your shoulder area. Another would be to stand in a door frame with both arms holding the door frame, lean in and hold for 10-15 seconds. this stretch is good for stretching your shoulders and opening up the chest.
Rich F. - Standing or sitting, interlace your fingers then turn your palms upwards above your head as you straighten your arms. Feel the stretch in your arms, shoulders, upper back and ribs. Hold stretch for 15-20 seconds. Do NOT hold your breath. Do this once every 40 minutes or hour and you will feel better and last longer at the computer desk.