Does your job require you sit at a desk for all or most of the workday? It is not uncommon for those with desk jobs to experience chronic back pain, circulation problems and other issues that can arise from sitting on a computer 40 hours a week. If you are dealing with chronic pain, don’t worry, you aren’t alone. Fortunately, massage therapy is an excellent way to relieve pain, improve posture and get you back on the road to better health.
It’s not uncommon for office workers to develop headaches and/or migraines. This is largely attributed to the fact that office workers stare at the computer screen for long hours, which strains their eyes and subsequently triggers headaches. Massage therapy, however, has been proven effective at both treating and preventing headaches – and it doesn’t involve the use of drugs. Many clients report a decrease in both the severity and frequency of their headaches after just a single session, attesting to the healing power of massage therapy.
Reduce Stress Levels
Let’s face it, office jobs can be downright stressful. When you have a deadline fast approaching and your boss is breathing down your neck to finish it, you may feel overwhelmed and even anxious. While making certain lifestyle changes, such as exercise and eating right, can reduce your stress levels, massage therapy is arguably one of the most effective solutions for lowering stress. A professional massage therapist will focus on muscle and tissue in which stress has built up, manipulating them to relieve the tension.
Sitting at a desk for eight or more hours a day can slow down your body’s flow of blood. You may notice your hands and feet feel cooler than normal, or they may “tingle.” These are common symptoms associated with poor circulation, but the good news is that you can encourage healthy blood flow with massage therapy.
The human body is designed to walk, and when you spend most of your day sitting in a chair, it can lead to slumping and poor posture. The good news is that massage therapy can combat these problems by encouraging the correct shape for the spine and supporting structures.
Whether you suffer from any of these conditions or not, you should consider massage therapy as a preventive measure. This treatment is not only effective and comes with no harmful side effects, but is a relaxing and soothing experience that you will enjoy and find relief from almost immediately.
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