An ever increasing number of people (approximately 25% of adults aged 30 to 65) suffer with non-specific neck or back pain bought on by practices in the work place. These conditions can cause immense frustration and lead to a lack of concentration, reduced output and time off work. In many instances GP’s will only suggest pain killers and rest rather than offering a solution to the problem.
Why are so many people suffering
In many instances these debilitating conditions are caused by long periods of sitting in front of computers or standing whilst undertaking repetitive tasks. These conditions are further exacerbated by a lack of exercise outside of the work place. Undertaking the right exercise helps to stretch and develop the muscles that have been contracted or stressed during the day.
The good news
The good news is the Massage Association have confirmed that research into workers who spent the majority of their day sitting down or standing benefitted immensely from massage. A regular remedial or deep tissue massage, along with advice on posture and stretching routines, help cure and prevent the return of these frustrating problems. Participants who had regular massages and followed the advice benefitted by:
- Reduced levels of neck and back tension
- Increased alertness and concentration
- Reduced levels of stress
- Increased performance levels
If you are suffering with a work related debilitating condition read more about how and why deep tissue massage can help.
You may also like to read some of the testimonials from our clients who have suffered with these problems and have been helped by massage.