Massage Therapy Improves Posture
From board meetings to bunko groups, there's a lot of tension
these days-as in neck and back tension. "Our necks and backs hurt,
and poor posture is the No. 1 culprit," says Janice Novak, M.S.,
author of the book, Posture, Get it Straight!
(Perigee Trade, 1999).
When you hunch forward, your body isn't properly aligned. "Not
only does poor posture look bad, but it forces some muscles to work
incredibly hard all day long while others get weaker," Novak says.
Poor posture can put you in other slumps, too. "When you slouch,
you're pressing down on your internal organs, which affects
digestion," Novak says, adding that circulation and breathing
capacity can take a hit too.
Unlike other bad habits, poor posture can be relaxing to
correct. Why? Because massage can help get your body back on track.
Allowing the body to reinforce healthy and natural movements can be
one of the most beneficial aspects of massage therapy.
Massage can relax and loosen the muscles made sore by bad
posture, allowing your body to position itself in its natural-and
With ongoing massage the muscles are loosened and relaxed-joints
have greater freedom and pressure points are relieved. This allows
the body to position itself in a healthy and natural posture,
therefore avoiding the movements and positions developed over time
as a reaction to the pain. If ongoing massage is of interest to
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Benefits of Improved Posture
- Muscles are loosened and relaxed
- Joints enjoy greater freedom
- Pressure points are relieved