Our posture is the way we hold our bodies when we’re sitting or standing. It’s the foundation to many of our movements and it helps us adapt to stressors. To me, stressors can be physical such as carrying weights and injuries to muscles or emotional such as depression and anxiety. Overtime, the body will begin to adjust and create dysfunctional adaptations as a response to stress. I can go and on about how our emotions are reflected on our bodies but we’ll have to save that topic for the future.
Massage and good posture go hand and hand. In my experience, deciding to commit to my health and take time to be in a “relaxed” state revealed how my body was compensating for my poor posture. As a young man, it’s not unusual to want to have toned arms and chest. However, my posture revealed the truth behind the muscles and by changing simple ways of running and lifting, I’m regaining the ability to naturally have good posture. The impact of my massage sessions came with sharing the commitment to having at least one hour of relaxation every month. I believe we all make time for what’s most important to us, and a massage is a moment of peace and serenity in our lives.