The majority of my clients that I see on a regular basis come in for treatments mostly for their back, shoulders, and neck from sitting in front of a computer or at a desk for extended periods of time. Some suffer from headaches, trouble sleeping or elevated stress levels. If you find yourself to be one of these people, keep reading below for some tips to help keep those muscles in good health!
Drink Plenty of Water
Keeping your body hydrated helps with the prevention of headaches, muscle cramps and is a great way to stay alert during your day by increasing your energy level.
I always recommend that my clients find an excuse to get away from their desk and move! Grab a drink of water or a healthy snack, stretch, or take a walk outdoors, these are only a few good ideas to get the body moving.
Speaking of moving, stretching is another great idea to help with the prevention of muscle tension! Having a few ideas of some general stretches for your back, shoulders, neck and arms will help with muscle tension and prevention of headaches, especially with tension in the shoulders and neck.
Having proper posture while sitting at a desk or in front of a computer is also an important thing to remember. Make sure you have a good work chair, the desk is at the proper height, and the keyboard at the right distance on top of your desk. Some work places even have recommendations for ergonomic assessments. Ask about if it’s a possibility at your office!
Make time for regular massage treatments to work on any problem areas! This will be important for increasing muscle tissue health and preventing muscle tension. After a few treatments, your Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) should recommend a few maintenance appointments to keep you feeling healthy.
Yours in Health,
Stephanie Taylor, RMT