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What Sports Massage Can Do For Poor Posture?

Updated: Nov 8, 2021

What Is Poor Posture?


Poor posture occurs when your spine is placed in unnatural positions that strain the spinal curvature. This can cause increased stress on your muscles, joints, ligaments, and tendons.

Incorrect positioning for a long time leads to an increase in pressure in the surrounding soft tissues which can cause numerous issues.

Most people spend a good number of years sitting and slouching forward to work, drive and eat. This has a significant impact on their bodies and leads to various muscle imbalances.

For example, when you lean over a desk, your body loses its correct alignment, and this forces some muscles to work hard throughout the day while others do less, consequently weakening.

In addition to this, when you sit in the same position for long periods you are training your muscles to lengthen, shorten and even reshape, which also leads to muscle imbalance which can pull your body and muscles into a bad posture.


How Getting A Sports Massage Improves Your Posture


Will sports massage fix my posture?


Yes, getting a massage will help loosen and relax your sore muscles due to bad posture. Massage relieves the pressure points and helps your body reposition itself into a more natural position meaning you are pain-free and allowing your joints and muscles to exert greater freedom.



Sitting at a work desk is likely to cause strain on your body. This results in some muscles doing too much work, while others weaken due to lack of use.

Releasing muscle tension and lessening pain means your body will settle more naturally in an orderly, uniformly distributed posture. Sports Massage can also improve the mobility of your joints, which is anoth


er significant factor that enhances correct body posture.

Having regular massage usually yields more consistent results in terms of improving posture so If you want to experience the p


hysical and mental benefits of good posture it's a good idea to keep it going.




What Factors Contribute To Poor Posture?



Below are some factors that can cause poor posture:

  • Poor ergonomic work area

  • Occupational demands



  • Joint stiffness

  • Muscle weakness/muscle tightness

  • Poor core stability

  • Years of sitting and studying/working slouched at a desk

  • Lack of awareness/education of correct posture

  • Sedentary lifestyle

  • Decreased fitness

Effects And Symptoms Of Poor Posture?


People with bad posture commonly


complain of low back pain. However this is not the only complaint that can be a common symptom. Arm, shoulder and neck pain can also be a symptom of postural dysfunction.


Other signs and effects of poor posture include:

  • Joint compressi


on

  • Overactive and underactive muscles

  • Stress

  • Pain

  • Muscle fatigue

  • Limited mobility

  • Headaches

  • Breathing limitations


Here at Kinetics Sp


orts Massage we focus on improving your overall well being, highlighting strengths and weaknesses in order to resolve postural issues and prevent further injury. The massage is tailored to your needs as is the pressure applied during the treatment. The sports massage stimulates blood circulation to improve muscle temperature. As the muscle temperature increases, it boosts joint flexibility and muscle elasticity. By enhancing flexibility and elasticity in muscles and joints we increase freedom of movement which in turn, reduces pain and restrictions. A reduction in pain and restrictions promotes relaxation which allows for more normal and correct posture. Once this has been achieved we then look at exercises and stretches to help strengthen the surrounding soft tissues in order to maintain the correction.


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