DID YOU KNOW….
Muscle tone maintains correct posture
The body uses tonic contraction in order for muscles to maintain their position. When the body’s position changes to an incorrect posture, it’s likely that may cause pressure forcing the body to make compensatory changes.
When all parts of the body are held in a position, this is considered correct posture. Correct posture puts the least strain on muscles, tendons, ligaments, and bones. When the body is posturally twisted or shifted, like Scoliosis for example, the muscles will tend to take on the function of the bones.
How do we maintain correct posture? By STRETCHING…make a daily stretch routine or schedule an appointment for a stretch session with Oasis Therapy. We will assist you in a series of different stretch techniques.
Benefits of stretching are:
- Increase range of motion
- Reduce stress
- Encourage relaxation
- Lengthen muscle tissue
- Relieve joint stiffness
This enhances the massage because muscles are lengthened, which then can allow for deeper work.
Home Care ~ Self care beyond massage ~
Why not make stretching part of your daily routine? Here’s a YouTube video for all levels to jump start your regimen.