Happy New Year to all! It is time to put up the new calendars and start 2015 with excitement and enthusiasm. What new things will these 365 days bring your way? Each day should be an adventure and an opportunity to both learn and to teach. I want to bring something to you to think about, to learn from, and to then help others. It has to do with electronics…posture…repetitive motions. Start paying attention to how you sit when you are using one of your electronic devices…how long you are sitting…what muscles you are using over and over again. If your head is bent forward, it will pull on your spine and your neck and back muscles causing pinching, pulling, and stretching. If you are sitting for a long period of time, you are not working and strengthening your heart muscle and you are not burning a lot of calories. If you are texting or playing games, you might be noticing some discomfort in your thumbs. If you are sitting at your computer and using a mouse, you might be noticing discomfort in your forearm and index finger. As a massage therapist, I am noticing many of these issues in some of my clients. Take some time to consider how electronics may be affecting you, your children, and co-workers. Take actions to remedy the problems as well as teach others. And as always, if your muscles need relaxing, call me to make a massage appointment…812-603-3776!
Be well...be happy!
There's no denying the power of bodywork. Regardless of the adjectives we assign to it (pampering, rejuvenating, therapeutic) or the reasons we seek it out (a luxurious treat, stress relief, pain management), massage therapy can be a powerful ally in your healthcare regimen.
Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress related. And perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress. While eliminating anxiety and pressure altogether in this fast-paced world may be idealistic, massage can, without a doubt, help manage stress.
Furthermore, clients often report a sense of perspective and clarity after receiving a massage. The emotional balance bodywork provides can often be just as vital and valuable as the more tangible physical benefits.
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