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The Science Behind Bad Posture

Stephanie Borg (SRN)

Causes of Poor Posture
Our posture is something often overlooked as trivial in today’s world when we have have no idea just how important it is. With our newfound reliance on phones, computers and desks our posture is more important than ever. Posture is the position of our body and more importantly our spine, when we stand or sit. The spine is arguably the most important bone in our body as it is responsible for carrying and distributing our weight evenly so we can move freely. If you do not pay attention to your posture, you could be putting unnecessary stress on your body and directly contributing to your own chronic pain. Massages are an effective and holistic way of not only treating the symptoms: your pain, but also treating the root cause and de-stressing your body.

About Stephanie

Stephanie is a Senior Registered Nurse and a Holistic and Beauty Therapist  who specialises in combining her in-depth knowledge of nursing with her various types of holistic massages to produce superior results for her clients. With treatments carried out by Stephanie, you know you’re in safe hands.  With a unique combination of massage therapy covering deep tissue, acupressure, aromatherapy, reflexology and remedial care, it means that she is highly educated in spinal-related matters. She can pinpoint possible root causes of stress, headaches, stiffness and back pain while designing treatments specifically to suit you. Thanks to her deep knowledge in complimentary therapies, she treats the person as a whole, creating a therapeutic experience and promote holistic therapies.

How Our Posture Affects Us

how our posture affects us
Posture is much more than just the position we sit or stand in, and its effects on our body and mind are more far reaching than just that as well. You can often tell a lot about a person based on their posture, and it is a physical representation of how our body feels. The stress we are going through often times translates into physical stress on our spine which further creates health problems. You should always look at your posture as your general well being. Our spine has evolved to handle the stresses of life so when you notice your posture is failing you should examine why that is, and get to work on it.

Factors That Contribute To Bad Posture

Factors Affecting Posture
Posture has become a real problem of first world nations as more and more of us get jobs that involve staring at screens on a desk for multiple hours a day. People crouch over their desks as their chairs do not support their backs well enough, they do not adjust their screen height and instead bend their neck to read over their work. All of this leads to constant stress on the spine and the formation of bad posture habits. These bad habits can then lead to serious chronic issues such as headaches, muscle soreness, carpal tunnel syndrome among other issues. This is not the only issue, body weight obviously has an effect on your posture as someone who is overweight naturally has to support more weight, pregnancy has the same effect as does wearing high heels. This leads to extra loads of stress on the spine and makes taking care of your posture all the more important.

How Your Phone Affects Your Posture

How your phone affects your posture
Body awareness is where it all starts. Without it, we blindly go through our work not realizing how
our movements, responses, sensations and feelings affect our health. Unfortunately there’s not a
whole lot of research into how exactly to adopt good posture—a lot of what we know tends to come
from being told to “sit up straight” as children. One of the most effective ways to correct imbalances
is to stretch the overactive muscles and to strengthen the underactive muscles. The LUMOback team,
which includes a doctor and a data scientist (as well as a medical advisor), advise “ the best posture is
always the next posture,” or in other words, always keep moving.

With ongoing massage the muscles are loosened and relaxed-joints have greater freedom and
pressure points are relieved. This allows the body to position itself in a healthy and natural posture,
therefore avoiding the movements and positions developed over time as a reaction to the pain.



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