Muscle tone maintains correct posture

The body uses tonic contraction in order to maintain muscles in their position.  When the position of the body changes to what one may call incorrect posture, it can 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?  STRETCH…that right.  Adding stretches into your daily routine is sure to increase flexibility.  What is more, Oasis Therapy offers stretch sessions before the massage session.  This enhances the massage because the muscles are already warm and lengthened, which in turn 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.

Stretch therapy sessions ~