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A massage is a form of therapy where a patient’s body is taken through rubbing and kneading to ease tense muscles and relax the individual. The therapist uses his or her hands to apply pressure to the patient’s joints and muscles. This is in an effort to ease pain and tension. There are different types of massage, and they focus on different parts of the patient’s body.
One of the most common questions that I get from patients is “should I use a posture corrector?” Between spending long hours sitting in front of a computer, hours every day hunched over your phone, and driving long distances, most people’s postures are something that should be corrected. Managing to fit some spinal stretches and workouts a few days a week is great, but it usually isn’t enough to straighten out your spine when it’s only a fraction of your time compared to all the time you spent hunched over.
Including a massage in your health and wellness routine is of great benefit. There is something special about the professional physical touch to bring about healing and relaxation. As you seek to undertake massage therapy, it is a good idea to know just how beneficial it is.
Remote work and stay at home orders over the last year and a half have made many people 's backs weaker, tenser, and stiffer. That’s why it’s so important to do low back exercises at home to strengthen your lumbar spine in an effort to prevent or address overuse injuries. Having a stronger spine provides more support for any load placed on your spine while both walking and sitting, as well as working out.
Text neck is a term that describes overuse syndrome or a repetitive stress injury in the neck. The condition is a result of excessive mobile device use that causes the head to be bent downward. Text neck is usually due to texting, but it can also result from other phone and tablet activities. Looking downward while using a mobile device to work, play games or surf the web can result in text neck.
A chiropractic adjustment is a form of therapy that involves spinal manipulation. It is suitable for use in specific areas of the body to provide relief for several symptoms. Adjustments offer many health benefits. These include reduced pain, improved performance, and general body health.
There was research reported in the BBC News April 18, 2005 that says levels of the stress hormone cortisol which is linked to obesity, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and autoimmune disease was found to be 32% LOWER in people who reported more happy moments during the day.
Y-axis traction strap adjustment tool has recently been taking the internet by storm. It’s a spinal adjustment that uses a secure strap around your skull to achieve spinal decompression. The band is attached to a bar that your chiropractor pulls to stretch your back. This way, they can release pressure from the vertebrae along your spine. Like any chiropractic technique, Y-strap is safe but with a caveat. Only a licensed, skilled chiropractor performs this type of spinal adjustment.
Chiropractic therapy has been around for ages. Strap adjustment, however, is a relatively recent treatment that is becoming more popular. Consider the social media platforms that are capitalizing on the use of this therapy using videos. The mechanism behind y-strap adjustments looks quite unique. Before undergoing this type of adjustment, however, you should understand how it works.
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