Good Posture – Massage Therapy

Good Posture for Sitting, Standing and Walking

Sitting 

If you sit in an office chair for work be sure to align your back with the back of the chair. Don’t slouch or leaning forward. Be sure to keep your shoulders straight and your shoulder blades moving slightly down the back and together towards each other. Flex your arms at a 75- to 90-degree angle at the elbows. If they are any higher then that, you will carry tension in your shoulders. Make sure your neck, back, and heels are all aligned. Keep both feet flat on the floor. If there’s a problem with feet reaching the floor comfortably, use a footrest or another chair that better suites you. It’s recommended that you take a break and walk around at least every 30 minutes or so.

Standing 

Stand straight and tall with your back against the wall, makes sure that your head, shoulders and butt are touching with your shoulders upright. Your feet should be shoulder width apart while letting your arms hang down by the sides of your body. Your head should be facing forward, after you have achieved this, come away from the wall and feel the gravity line of your posture. Slightly extend upward wile stretching the back of the neck. You should replicate this shape of posture at least every hour.

Walking

These days so many people are walking around with bad posture due to cell phones.  While walking keep your head up and eyes looking straight ahead. Don’t push your head forward, be sure to keep your shoulders properly aligned with the rest of the body. Keep your shoulder blades moving slightly down the back and together towards each other, while pulling the bottom of your sternum slightly in.

I Massage of Orlando offers Massage Therapy to help correct the everyday issues that we don’t even realize are happening to our body. Studies have shown that getting regular massage and bodywork influences your posture awareness as well as reduces tension and anxiety, relieves muscle cramps and spasms, improves blood circulation that delivers oxygen and nutrients to the cells, and promotes relaxation and well-being. I Massage offers mobile massage as well, so if you to busy to break away from sitting in that desk, give us a cal and we’ll come to you.mobile-massage-service

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