It’s just a truth of the contemporary work environment that most people work from a desk. This means that they are seated, in a chair, and in front of a computer screen most of the day. The posture associated with this scenario is typically not good. In fact, from tension headaches to carpal tunnel, sore necks to chronic back pain, the common complaints are many.
To combat the effects of a seated position, massage can help undo some of the damage incurred on a daily basis. Here’s how:
Massage to the Rescue
Massage can help counter the slumped shoulders, the flexed wrists, and the bad posture you spent your day in by working to reinforce the natural movements your body has been missing. By applying pressure and movement to the musculoskeletal system, massage can help elongate posture, stretch muscles, work out any particular areas of tension, and encourage proper mobility.
Other benefits include:
- Stimulating blood and lymph circulation
- Encouraging natural immune system
- Promoting energy levels
- Restoring ability to focus
- Releasing tension and anxiety
- Addressing trigger points
When it comes to your health, if you work at a desk, you need to prioritize your wellness. Be sure to set an alarm on your phone to remind yourself to get up, stretch your legs, drink some water, and take a brisk walk.
It is also important to work in the most ergonomic position possible so discuss with your employer the possibility of supports to help make your workday more body-friendly!