You’ve heard it all your life. “Sit up straight!” “Stop slouching!” Well, as it turns out, your mother was right. Good posture does matter. Your posture can have an effect on every system of your body, and poor posture can have a negative impact on your health. You can reduce pain and improve your general health with posture alignment.
Posture refers to the alignment of your body’s bones and muscles. When poor posture habits develop, it throws the body out of alignment. This can lead to muscle pain and fatigue as well as excessive wear and strain on joints. Left untreated this will eventually lead to chronic pain and other health issues.
Poor posture reaches far beyond the muscles and joints. It can also affect blood flow within the body which can impair the function of vital organs. When you slouch you restrict the movement of your diaphragm which impairs breathing and oxygenation. So as you can see, proper alignment is pretty important.
When you visit us for a posture alignment, first will perform a posture analysis to check for any problems. Once problem areas are identified we will adjust your posture by holding key points that will allow tense, tight muscles to relax. Relaxing these muscles will allow your body to return to its own natural alignment and restore balance. For best results we recommend adding this treatment onto a massage, but it can be effective as a stand-alone treatment as well.
The team at Helen’s Haven Integrative Medical Spa would love to help you restore balance to your body through proper posture alignment. When we reopen give us a call at 808-739-0400 to schedule an appointment and we will develop a plan to improve your posture and keep you in alignment. You can find us at 4819 Ave., #6 in Honolulu. Download our free mobile app from iTunes or Google Play to manage appointments from your mobile device.