Massage For Office Workers: Should Office Workers Get Regular Massage?
April 30, 2017 by Jack Obrien
It may not seem like it, but working in an office and sitting at a desk for an extended period of time is a strenuous activity.
Office work can really take a toll on your body, physically and mentally.
In our clinics, we see 100’s of office workers who are stuck at a desk, staring at a computer, with a phone glued to their ear for 8-10 hours a day, every day.
If you are feeling stiff, sore and sorry for all of the hours you spend as a office worker, rest assured that a regular massage from a qualified and respected remedial massage therapist can and will help you move better, and feel great!
Do you spend hour after hour at an office desk or laptop?
If so, take a minute to visualise the postures that you are sustaining for extended periods.
This can be causing you to adapt a slumped posture resulting in sore shoulders, stiff neck and even headaches.
Our bodies are designed to be moving and when we sit in the same position for long periods of time the body begins to activate more muscles to combat the fatigue created in the muscles used while seated.
A slouched posture can even be putting unnecessary pressure and weight on our internal organs.
Massage for office workers
For us to straighten and improve our posture we need to stretch out and open up the muscles in the upper body and a massage is the perfect way to achieve that.
A massage loosens tension in the muscles which are pulling the body out of alignment and once this tension is reduced our body will naturally begin to re-adapt a healthy posture.
Deep tissue massage encourages these muscles to start moving again by softening and relaxing them which at the same time eases the pain.
Headaches and migraines are commonly suffered by those that work at a computer or desk all day.
Remedial Massage Therapy has been proven to reduce the number and severity of headaches for sufferers and is a very effective preventative therapy.
There are many muscles in our head, neck and shoulders and Remedial Massage releases the tension that builds up in these muscles preventing and reducing headaches.
Sciatica in office workers
Sciatic pain is also commonly suffered by office workers.
The sciatic nerve is the main nerve in the leg and while we are seated for extended lengths of time, pressure is being put on this nerve which can become quite painful.
Massage Therapy releases the muscles in the lower back, buttock area and upper leg which have tightened and put pressure on the sciatic nerve.
Circulation in office workers
Another great benefit of Massage is that it encourages a healthy blood flow around our body.
Sitting in a chair for 8 or more hours a day will slow down your body’s blood flow.
When pressure is applied during a Massage blood is being pushed through any congested areas and when the pressure is released new healthy blood flows in.
Good circulation brings damaged or tense muscles the oxygen-rich blood they need to heal.
A quality and professional Remedial Massage will help get you back working at your full potential with a focused mind and pain-free body.
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