Massage can often benefit posture. Poor posture occurs very often in a lot of different people. There are many different ways in which posture can be poor and many different reasons why it occurs. A person’s posture can be kyphotic meaning the shoulders are brought forward giving the hunched effect, Lordotic meaning the stomach area is pushed forward making the buttock area stick out or have a flat back posture meaning there is no natural curve in the back. All different types of poor posture can be caused by a variety of reasons, the most common reasons being work and exercise. Poor posture can result in muscle tightness, joint stiffness and an increase in pain. Massage can improve posture by helping increase range of movement, reduce stiffness and increase mobility.
A massage can help to improve posture in a range of situations. The most common situations improved posture can help include:
The most common situations improved posture can help include acute pain, relaxation and tight muscles.
Improved posture can help reduce acute pain. Poor posture can lead to muscle tightness, joint stiffness and restricted movement which all increase pain. Stress can also increase due to the lack of movement allowed and increase in pain that occurs. During a massage posture is proved by the loosening of tight muscles and release of muscle tension. Mobility of joints also increases during a massage due to the specific techniques used throughout the massage. By reducing muscle tightness and increasing mobility to help improve posture stress decreases. A decrease in stress and improvement in posture reduce pain.
Relaxation is increased when posture is improved. Relaxation decreases both physically and mentally when movement is restricted and stress levels rise. Poor posture causes both restricted movement and stress to increase. Improving posture helps to physically relax a person as muscle tightness, pain and restriction are all reduced, allowing an increase in range of movement. Relaxation is mentally increased by improving posture due to the decrease in pain. A massage also stimulates the release of positive hormones within the body that all encourage relaxation. When posture is improved and pain is reduced positive hormones that circulate the body can give person a sense of relief and can give the happy mood feeling, both contributing to increased relaxation.
Muscle tightness is reduced when posture is improved. When posture is poor, muscles tend to tighten in order to increase stability of a person’s core and keep them in an upright position. When muscles tighten movement is restricted and a build-up of tension can occur resulting in muscular knots. Tension and muscular knots can further increase muscle tightness and pain. Improving posture through massage helps to relieve the strain put on muscles to keep the trunk in an upright position, allowing them to relax. Relaxed muscles reduce muscle tension and relieve muscle tightness.
How can I arrange a massage to improve posture?
The easiest way to arrange a massage to improve posture at Best Choice Massage is call at 720 299-2607…or book an appointment on our website.