Like most people coming to the end of August, I wanted to get out of London and have some time exploring somewhere new and relaxing before the September term routine started all over again. I looked on Google Maps and logged in the distance between London and Paris. 160miles via Newhaven and Dieppe ferry crossing. I looked across my room at my bike and thought to myself, “How hard can it be”?
Good posture can be described as the body’s ability to sit, walk, stand or lie in a position that places a minimal strain on supporting, muscles, ligaments and joints during movement or activities. When poor posture is prevalent you may see a head being tilted forward, a chest depressed, round shoulders, a slouched back curve or the pelvis swaying forward. Whether poor posture is generic or activity and lifestyle caused, massage in Fulham can play a positive role in relieving, managing or correcting bad posture.
Our posture suffers the most from the daily grind, it’s something that we don’t really notice until we look in the mirror or someone points it out to us. Posture is the position in which someone holds their body whilst standing and sitting. It is extremely common to have a postural disorder, particularly in this new age of technology.
Let me paint you a picture; remember that day in the coffee shop hunched over a warm cup of coffee staring at your computer replying to emails, working hard; and later in the day, you noticed your neck was hurting and/or you were experiencing some headaches. This is from your posture.
How to manage hand and wrist pain?
As a clinic that specialises in treating pains and injuries, at Fulham Massage & Wellness, we see a variety of symptoms or complaints. Shoulder pain, neck tension, back strain, hip pain, leg tightness, we’ve seen it all. One of the more interesting findings, however, is that many of our clients started visiting us, to relieve wrist, hand and arm pain – the areas we rarely even talk about.
We believe that booking your regular massage in advance is more beneficial than re-acting to pain. Therefore we introduce a Self-Care Incentive:
10% off your next session when you pre-schedule your appointment straight after your massage!
Client Spotlight - Stéphanie Achar
One of our mission statements at Fulham Massage & Wellness is to inspire our clients to improve their lives. We feel very privileged to provide a continuous support to our massage users so they can live their lives to the fullest, moving freely and pain free. Since we opened our doors to people of Fulham and sourranding areas, we have come across many clients who are a real inspirations to us. Client Spotlight is a new blog we have launched to share with you the stories of some of our amazing clients. Stéphanie Achar has been a client of ours since nearly the first day we were open. She recently qualified to become nutritional therapist and health coach at Simple + Healthy. Read her story here:
How To Relieve Back Pain?
Back pain… whether it’s a temporary thing or you’ve suffered for many years, it can be truly debilitating. And the problem (amongst many) is that it affects almost everyone at some point in our lives. It could be with us because of an injury (old or new), it could be a symptom of old age, it could even be because of bad posture at work. It’s a hugely common problem, but that doesn’t mean that people immediately know how to deal with it.
Thankfully, though, there are some good ways that back pain can be at least relieved, if not removed altogether. Here are just a few ideas that don’t involve popping painkiller and making things worse by trying to simply ignore the pain.
Massage in the Summer
Summer is the time of year that people look forward to most. We tend to associate it with better weather, longer evenings, holidays and enjoying outdoor occasions. Bizarrely, many positive aspects of Summer can trigger a need for people to receive massage therapy. From our massage practise experience, common pain symptoms can increase at this time of year. Let’s explore the reasons why and what you can do to prevent the “pain” need from occurring in the first place.