Along with keeping your morale high, good posture can do many wonders. Keeping up and practicing is key, especially when it comes to preventing stress on your muscles, ligaments as well as bones. Needless to mention, certified massage therapists and other experts such as chiropractors are keenly aware of how brutally destitute posture can impact your well-being.
Forward Head Posture (FHP):
The name suggests all! When you carry your head in front of your shoulders, rather than, in lining with your spine it is called FHP. Moreover, FHP can set off a cascade of posture’s no-no’s that can pressurize and strain your muscles that will eventually lead to agony.
Forward Head Posture’s Domino Effects
When you push or move your head forward, it extracts your shoulders as well and rounds them forward. In return, forward head posture pulls pressure on your upper back and ends up making your spine more curved than it should.
When your head is in the conscientious position, it holds your neck stretched and broadens. However, when your head always leans forward, then the muscles at the bottom of the skull get shortened. This shortening of muscles can pull the skull and cause headaches. In addition, Forward Head Posture can put more pressure or force on the neck in comparison to when you carry your neck properly. This abrupt pressure can lead to severe headaches and lessen your ability to move, rotate and tilt your neck.
How Can Certified Massage Therapist Help You with forwarding Head Posture?
Professionals are typically trained to comprehend biomechanics of body structure and function. Moreover; they also know how these are impacted by postures. If a specialist find out you are struggling with forwarding head posture, he/she will try to adjust the cervical spine utilizing
Precise, controlled movements or instruments to help bring you back into alignment. An expert will also recommend you to perform stretches, take massage therapy to get rid of your bad posture.
Without any denial, forward head posture can be reversed by performing the exercise, seeking massage therapies by certified massage therapists, and of course, paying heed to the posture while working, using phone, laptops, etc. Apart from massage therapy, the below-mentioned are some exercises you can try.
- Tuck and retract your chin
- Stretch your pecs.
- Stretch your rhomboids—the back muscles that connect the shoulder blade to the spinal column.
- Try motion control exercises (MCEs), such as yoga, Pilates, or tai chi.
All in all, to bounce back from the long-lasting postural problems such as Forward head posture (FHP) will take a while, or let say, a couple of months. However, there is nothing to worry about results if you follow all the given instructions precisely! Conscious awareness of your FHP will assist you to correct yourself until it becomes natural. To know more, please feel free to get in touch with us. We are happy to help.