Whatever postural problem you may have, it may be having more affects on your body than you realize. The soft tissue of the body is inter-connected, which means that one area of the body can affect the next. Even the most subtle of muscle tension can twist the surrounding area and throw your body out of alignment. This leads to pain, tension, and probably visible structural issues such as a hunched back or rounded shoulders. Not only does poor posture look bad, but it also forces muscles to work incredibly hard while others get weaker. Slouching can also affect the internal organs by pressing on them and slowing digestion.


Being aware of the factors contributing to postural imbalances are an important part of correcting your overall wellness. how you sleep, how you sit at work, or how you hold your position during recreational activities can all contribute to poor posture. Going about your days with out stretching the body or paying attention to areas that cause you trouble can just build upon poor posture and body pains. If you imagine your body to be a building, you can think about how each component contributes to the framework. Think of your feet and legs as framework, and so on. If a building loses stability or the walls are holding too much stress and cracking, the building will begin to shift and crumble. When it comes to the human anatomy, one thing affects another- so your neck or shoulder pain could actually be a result of your hips being out of alignment.


Once you are aware of your posture and begin to shift the way you hold yourself throughout the day, you can begin the process of healing. A massage from Body N Balance Healing of Wantagh Long Island can be the next step towards healthy posture. Massage therapy treatment feels wonderful but the benefits go well beyond relaxation and temporary relief. Massage therapy will help put the tissue and muscles of the body back where they belong. Massage brings space to the joints that have been compressed and are causing pain and pulling on surrounding bones and muscle. A massage at Body N Balance of Long Island will also help to reach the trigger points that are hard to get to, such a under the shoulder blades. The most important benefit of seeking out a massage treatment is helping to break the chronic tension habits that we subconsciously fall into everyday.


Here are some quick tips on how to improve your posture today:


–  Stop Thinking About Your Shoulders: Instead of focusing on your shoulder position, focus on keeping your chest up and open. Your body will look better and be more comfortable in the long run. This simple change can also help you breathe and digest better.


–  Activate Your Abs: Use your core to support your chest while allowing your arms and shoulders to relax in the right position. This practice is great for both sitting stagnant at work and while moving or working out.


–  Stretch Your Arms And Pecs: Stretch your arms in every direction. Do what feels good! This simple practice will help with neck and shoulder tension.


improve posture with massage

These are just the beginning to improving your posture. It takes listening to our bodies and diligence to address these old habits. The more our clients are aware and helping their bodies in their daily lives, the more a massage can benefit their permanently improved posture. With ongoing massage therapy treatments from Body N Balance, your muscles will be loosened, your joints will be relaxed and you’ll have greater freedom of movement. Unlike other bad habits, repairing posture can be relaxing to address through a massage.