The upper body is one of the places in our body where we most hold tension. Sometimes, you may not even realise that you’ve held your shoulder high up in a shrug for hours on end, or that you’ve been locking your jaw or grinding your teeth. Both these actions, and more, are symptoms of upper body tension that is not properly released or unblocked and can lead to severe muscle spasms, temporary paralysis, or chronic pain. Daily exercise and relaxing activities can help alleviate these symptoms, but sometimes you need a good rub to get the tension out and improve your posture, which is why we recommend a back, neck, & shoulder massage.
Our backs are the centre of our body as our vertebrae is the home of our nervous system. Taking care of our back, our posture and alignment can ensure that we have a healthy nervous system and can prevent the build-up of stress and tension. Our massage therapists will begin at your lower back and work their way up to your head, where the vertebrae ends, tracking your entire back and teasing out any knots they find. Tension in your lower back can lead to hip and leg problems, and tension in your upper back can lead to mobility issues. After a back massage, you will rediscover mobility you had forgotten and realise that your body can do much more than you thought yourself capable of.
Our necks sustain about 10 pounds of head matter every day. That’s a lot to carry around, especially if you lead an active lifestyle. Many of us cock our heads in awkward ways without even noticing, but are simultaneously straining our necks to keep those positions. Inadequate pillows can also exacerbate neck tensions so much that you may end up with a stiff neck one morning. Massage therapy Swansea can ease out these tensions to prevent long-term pain or strain. After a neck massage, you will feel that your neck has been reset to its original position and re-energised.
In conjunction with a back or neck massage, a shoulder massage can be especially effective in relieving any built-up tensions in your upper body. As extensions of our arms, our shoulders are constantly under strain to provide full mobility to our arms throughout the day. Bad posture can severely affect our shoulders and can cause pain in your lower back, shoulders, and neck. A shoulder massage in Swansea will help reduce tension and improve posture and alignment to prevent any long-term issues.
Head, neck, and shoulder massages have been relaxation outlets for people over the centuries. The upper body is prone to tension build-up that can lead to physical pains and mental blocks. Unattended stress can have serious consequences on our mental and physical health. Although we endorse daily exercise and creative activities as stress outlets, we believe that sometimes you need an extra hand in relieving pain from a stiff neck or rubbing out a stress-knot in your shoulders.