Nowadays with the Covid situation, I see more and more patients coming for massages because they work from home. The practice, located in Antibes , offers them the opportunity to have a moment of relaxation for themselves. Their pains are mainly due to the way they sit at home and work on the computer. They complain about bad pains in their neck, shoulders, top part of the back and lower part. When massaging them I regularly find knots on their trapezius and shoulder blades areas. Tensions then go along the spine.
It is due to bad posture. Here are some simple things you can do:
- Sit straight and tall.
- Keep your shoulders back.
- Pull your stomach in.
- Make sure your pelvis is well seated at the back of the chair.
- Keep your head level and raise your computer to your eyes level.
- Do not cross your legs and keep your feet slightly apart.
Every couple of hours, have a regular break from your computer: walk, stretch, may be do 2 or 3mns of wall sits to strengthen your back and tummy.
Massage will definitely help releasing the tensions on your back due to bad posture. I will also suggest seeing an osteopath in order to re-align if necessary.