Your shoulders are incredibly flexible joints that allow your arms to move through a large range of motion.
They are used in almost every activity and they take a lot of punishment on a daily basis. As a result, they are prone to a wide range of injuries. It's important to take good care of your shoulders because even small problems can quickly become debilitating if not taken care of immediately.
The shoulder is prone to a variety of problems that can give you pain and limit your range of motion. Many of these are simply caused by wear and tear.
For example, a common injury is tendinitis of one of the rotator cuff muscles called the supraspinatus. Through poor posture or overuse, the tendon becomes inflamed and painful. When the bursa becomes inflamed you develop what is known as bursitis. This can be extremely painful.
Trigger points, small knots in the muscles, are very common around the shoulder and can refer pain and tenderness into the muscles or joints. The referred pain can mimic other shoulder problems like tendinitis and frozen shoulder.
Hold a cane or stick straight out in front of you. Slowly raise the “wand” as high as you can overhead. Hold the wand at the highest possible point for a couple of seconds. Lower the arms and repeat the exercise several times. By using a wand, the “good” arm helps assist the movement of the injured one.
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Why Chair Massage?
It's easy to set up, easy to fit in a regular work day schedule, and employees appreciate a stress-busting break in their day.
PLUS, it may be considered a tax write off for your business!
Companies that utilize chair massage have seen remarkable benefits. Some of them have seen such a difference in morale and productivity that they schedule regular monthly chair massage sessions.
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Ambler, PA Lic. Massage Therapist, Derek MacMahon, shares the most common conditions he treats with his In-Home Massage service.
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Therapeutic massage can be an effective treatment for chronic or sub-acute low back pain.
Ever wonder how a massage therapist treats low back pain?
In this short video, Lic. Massage Therapist-Derek MacMahon explains how he approaches low back pain.
1. Assess "tight" or painful areas through visual and tactile assessment.
2. Restore muscular function by "un-glue-ing" underlying restrictions and "re-setting" the nerve/muscle signal to reduce muscle spasms.
3. Complete the treatment by addressing the muscles that aid the low back. These include the gluteals, hamstrings, quads, & psoas.
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If you’re new to chair massage, you may wonder “what can I do to get the most benefits out of this massage.” While chair massages may lack the privacy most are familiar with when getting a full body table massage, there are still ways to “tune out” the outside world and get “into the zone.”
#5 Remove jewelry
Pretty obvious, but, it’s as much for you as it is for the massage therapist. The two most important accessories are necklaces and earrings (especially the straight back kind-they’ll poke you in the neck…not relaxing). Rings, bracelets and watches aren’t that important unless you like to get a good hand and wrist massage.
#4 Communicate with your massage therapist
Before the massage: Never had chair massage? Let him/her know. Got a headache? Show your therapist where you feel it. During the massage: Don’t wait for the therapist to ask if the pressure is just right. It’s best to be proactive. After a few minutes of warm up, you’ll get a good sense of how the therapist works. Let him/her know how they’re doing. “That pressure is just right” “Can you go deeper and slower” “That’s a really good spot to work on”
#3 Remember to breath
Breathing deep into the diaghram and slowly exhaling will really help you get in touch with what is tight and tense. Using your breath also helps communicate to the therapist that you are actively partnering with them to give you the best massage.
#2 Avoid “helping” your massage therapists
Some clients get into the habit (knowingly or not) of raising their own arm when they feel the massage therapist start to move it. Some may be thinking, “oh, here, let me help you move my arm.” It’s a nice gesture but not necessary. Unless your therapist asks you to actively move your arm, it’s best to just keep the arm relaxed and let the therapist do all the work.
#1 Take it all in
Plan to give yourself a few moments afterwards to get in touch with the changes in your mind and body. Avoid “connecting” to the outside world for like 10 minutes. Get a drink of water, take a stroll…accessing the memory of this renewed sense of well being will have a cummulative effect towards future massages.
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The following excerpt was taken from David Palmer's "21st Century Workplace Seated Massage."
The future of workplace massage is tied to the economics of health care policy. At long last, corporate, governmental and academic policy makers have come to the conclusion that a health care system whose primary focus is sickness care is doomed to bankruptcy. They have concluded the ultimate foundation of an economically viable health care system has to be prevention and wellness.
This radical paradigm shift is stamped indelibly into the Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010. While the media and partisan politicians were obsessing about the constitutionality of ObamaCare and its new framework for financing health care, mostly overlooked was the fact that the 954-page ACA legislation specifically “directs the creation of a national prevention and health promotion strategy.”
The law created the National Prevention, Health Promotion, and Public Health Council(National Prevention Council), composed of the heads of 17 Federal agencies and chaired by the Surgeon General. This high-level federal action group works closely with a 25-member Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative and Public Health, also mandated in the legislation. Both of these groups are developing plans and recommendations that will impact every strata of society, including workplace wellness.
Contrary to popular belief, you don't need bone-crushing strength to give a great massage. Impress your friends and win small favors with these easy-to-follow massage techniques.