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March 2019

The standard 9-5 job can force you to sit in a static position for long periods of time. Although you are allowed to take several breaks throughout the day, those breaks won’t be enough over the long-term. Your arms, neck, shoulders, back, and hips will be stressed and in need of flexibility. Do these stretching exercises on your break if space and privacy allows. Shoulder Shrugs Sit with back straight in your chair. Take a deep breath and move your shoulders up towards your earlobes while inhaling. Hold for ten seconds or more without stressing yourself and exhale. While exhaling, release your

Did you know that your foot contains 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments, and 19 muscles? And yet, the feet are the least pampered part of the body. Pampering your feet with physical therapy such as foot reflexology might be just what these hard workers need. Reflexology involves applying pressure to the feet in specific places to elicit a physical change in the body. Having a reflexology session can offer a surprising number of benefits. 1) Relaxation Foot massage or reflexology provides instant energy by releasing any blockages that hold back the energy and relieving symptoms from stress and fatigue. Using warm

Getting your first massage can make you feel very self-conscious. That's understandable, but massage therapists have already seen every body type and shape there is out there and their whole focus is to ensure that your first massage is comfortable, relaxing, and enjoyable. Here is what you should know before your very first massage. Hydrate Yourself Massage stimulates blood circulation in the body. Massage helps to remove toxins out of the body produced by the muscle tissues. During the whole process of washing out the toxic materials, the body needs a lot of water in return. Your massage therapist uses their massage techniques

It happens all too often. You spend a little more time on the treadmill or suddenly run a marathon, and you'll feel intense pain in your shins. This pain is called medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS) or colloquially known as shin splints. Generally, shin pain arises from a combination of three structures: Muscles Tenoperiosteum Shinbone (tibia) Luckily, there are countless physiotherapy exercises and home remedies for shin splints that can provide quick relief. Seated Shin Stretch As soon as you experience acute pain in your shins, the first thing you must do is find a chair. You can perform this physiotherapy exercise while being seated anywhere.

Did you know that squats are one of the best lower body exercises? It is one of the best exercise therapies regardless of your fitness and core physio goals. Squats can improve your movement patterns, burn a lot of calories, and build your upper body strength. Here are some common squatting mistakes to avoid while doing squats at home. 1) Knees Going Far Ahead Your knees should go in the same direction as your toes to maintain the knee joint health. Anything else can result in poor mobility due to issues in your lower body. Try sitting back more into the squat