...are you sitting comfortably? The "Active Couch Potato" is another recently invented term, and it describes many of us who spend six hours of our day sitting down. Relatively known as the Sitting Disease.
According to The National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys report, 50-70 percent of people spend 6 hours or more hours sitting every day. Thus, inactve lifesyle is shown to shorten your lifespan, causing serious health risks, such as: type-II diabetes, heart disease, and certain cancers.
Neck pain is a common complaint. Neck muscles can be strained from poor posture — whether it's leaning over your computer or hunching over your workbench. We practice a combination of trigger point release, gentle stretches of the scalene muscles as well as gentle traction to the neck providing more blood circulation.
Shoulder pain may arise from the shoulder joint itself or from any of the many surrounding muscles, ligaments or tendons. Shoulder pain that comes from the joint usually worsens with activities or movement of your arm or shoulder. We practice a combination of trigger point release, gentle traction, and stretch to help alleviate pain coming from shoulders, numbness and tingling on the hands and fingers, giving the shoulders improved range of motion.
Low back pain is caused by injury to a muscle (strain) or ligament (sprain). Common causes include improper lifting, poor posture, lack of regular exercise, fracture, ruptured disk, or arthritis. Stretched Out® technique adds to the efficiency and effectiveness of the bodywork in four different areas: general health enhancement, injury prevention, pain and injury treatment, and improvement of degenerative conditions.
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