Good Posture Cannot be Forced or Faked
If you do force it, chances are your muscles will tire and or you will be in more pain.
Truly Improving your posture is a two part process that includes core strength and alignment of your entire body: feet, knees, hips, rib cage, neck, head, shoulders and arm.
Good posture keeps your muscles, joints and organs working optimally without straining them. It creates a youthful, leaner more attractive appearance and makes you taller, stronger and healthier.
Strength and flexibility training, when done properly, improve posture, and although yoga and Pilates do specifically train posture, doing these exercises in large groups doesn’t give you specific corrections your individual body needs.
I help clients improve their posture with both massage and exercise. I can do detailed massage work and find imbalances that need to be corrected. Overly tense muscles will be relaxed and made more flexible, which will relieve chronic pain.
I can spend the last 5 minutes of a massage session giving you exercise homework to strengthen opposing weak areas, and this will create lasting results. You can also choose to do a 30 minute exercise session. These exercises are relaxing and as you improve, you can include the concepts into more strenuous workouts.
I am a Certified Massage Therapist, Arvigo Practitioner and (almost certified) Aromatherapist. I use this blog to share information about natural and organic health and beauty.