Breaking the 9-5 Posture
Elements Massage Ken Caryl Oct 18, 2017
Did you know that sitting for hours on end can be detrimental to your health? Whether at a desk or seated in a meeting, the fact of the matter is that most individuals perform their daily work seated. And when you add work stress in addition to chair-time, it spells a recipe for disaster.
The body suffers from this 9-5 position. From migraines to chronic back pain, stiff wrists to neck aches, the list goes on. Massage therapy offers a great way to combat this damaging position.
Other Symptoms of Sitting
There are many other health issues that can compound when working a desk job. The lack of movement has shown escalating tendencies of the following:
- High blood pressure
- Elevated blood sugar
- Increased cholesterol
- Greater risk of cardiovascular disease
- Muscle knots and trigger points
- Neck and spine issues
- Excess body fat
- Poor strength
The Art of Massage
Massage works by helping to counter the negative slumped posture most individuals employ when seated. It also can reinforce the natural movements of the body. By elongating the spine, stretching muscles, and working out any particular areas of tension, massage can reintroduce proper range of motion. It can boost circulation to encourage oxygenation of the blood and facilitate a quicker removal of toxic buildup.
Regular massage therapy sessions are a great way to offset the negative impacts of sitting all day for extended periods of time.