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Sports and Remedial Massage
An ongoing series of informative entries
5 May 2020
With more of us at home with time on our hands, the chances are we will be using tablets and mobiles a whole lot more to keep in touch with each other and to ease the boredom of lockdown. Overuse can lead to neck and back pain - here are some simple solutions:
Continuing on the theme of combating stress - have you tried Progressive Relaxation?
5 May 2020
Progressive Relaxation Technique:
This progressive relaxation technique is easy and quick to learn. Try it when you feel anxious, are stressed, or can’t sleep. Doing this muscle relaxation technique every day will give you the most benefit.
Repeat the same sequence for the following body parts, first on one side of the body, then the other. You can also experiment with other muscle groups.
After a week of practising the above progressive relaxation exercise, start combining muscle groups. For example, tense and relax the following parts together:
After another week, try to quit the tensing part of the exercise. Lie down and focus on different areas, relaxing areas that feel tight.
Source: Fibromyalgia and Muscle Pain: Your Self-Treatment Guide by Leon Chaitow N.D., D.O.
Stressed from the current climate? Is there something you can do to help yourself?
4 May 2020
Tension soon accumulates in your neck, shoulders and back when you spend hours sitting at a desk or on the sofa.
Ease the problems with massage you can do yourself: