Although you’ve got goals of staying fit, being more active, and trying new things, some things must remain the same. Once the holidays come to an end, so do our vacations, and back to work we go. Americans, on average, spend a third of their lives at work. Along with being in the workplace for extended periods of time comes inevitable stresses. If you work in an office setting like so many, those strains will be directly felt by your body.
Hunching over a desk or sitting in an uncomfortable chair for a number of hours can pinch the muscles in your neck and shoulders, causing a considerable amount of pain. This simple exercise promotes better circulation and reduces overall neck pain:
1. Sit in a comfortable position, with your shoulders relaxed.
2. Use your right hand to massage the left shoulder, gently squeezing from the top of the arm all the way to the base of your neck. Slightly tilt your neck to the side while doing so.
3. Repeat this technique, using your left hand to massage the right shoulder.
Staring at computer monitors can lead to a condition known as Computer Vision Syndrome. This strain from focusing on a screen can reduce circulation and trigger tension headaches. A scalp massage can help combat this discomfort.
1. Place your hands on top of your scalp.
2. Using your fingertips, rub the top of your head with small, circular motions.
3. Start from the front of the hairline. Work your way to the back of the skull.
Next time you’re feeling the tension from work, whether it be physically or mentally, call LaVida Massage of Canton. We offer a variety of massages specifically geared toward relieving the aches and pains that come along with workplace stress. Ask our team about a Corporate Massage or Chair Massage, both offering convenience and relief which are ideal for the working man or woman. Book your appointment today!