Posts Tagged "deskworker syndrome"

Quick Tip: Want to release your SCM?

Posted by on Jul 6, 2018 in Bodywork Techniques, Health and Wellness

Quick Tip: Want to release your SCM?

Did you catch our last anatomy lesson on the sternocleidomastoid — or SCM? This muscle in the neck can carry a lot of tension — especially for desk workers, people with headaches or jaw tension, and anyone who’s sustained a neck injury or whiplash. For many of us, loosening the SCM can create more openness and length in the neck. So in our most recent Quick Tip, Jenny demonstrates a technique for finding the SCM on yourself and encouraging its release! This self-massage technique involves using the pressure of your hand to squeeze the SCM while rotating the head to help...

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Quick Tip: Do you need some Deskinetics for your posture?

Posted by on May 8, 2018 in Exercises, Psoas Deskinetics

Quick Tip: Do you need some Deskinetics for your posture?

Has working at a desk affected your posture? Even with the most ergonomic set-up at your computer, you may notice that lots of desk work has left your shoulders curling forward. This pattern often shows up when the muscles in the chest get short and strong, while the muscles of the upper back go underused. Over time, this can cause pain in the upper back, lower back, and repetitive strain down into the arms; it can even affect your skeletal structure! So to work towards a more upright posture, it’s important to address both the front and back body. Massage can help loosen those short...

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Quick Tip: Will you fight deskworker syndrome today?

Posted by on Apr 11, 2017 in Bodywork Techniques, Exercises, Health and Wellness, Psoas Deskinetics, Stretches

Quick Tip: Will you fight deskworker syndrome today?

These days, many of us spend more time at a desk than we'd like. And those of us without desk jobs still find ourselves walking down the street, heads bent over our cell phones. As you know, these habits take a toll on our bodies, sometimes leading to upper crossed syndrome, back pain, or a host of other issues. For a long time, we've offered bodywork and quick tips to prevent these harmful patterns — and to treat them when they occur. But lots of us still need friendly, consistent reminders to consider our desk ergonomics, and to break up our work day with short stretch...

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Hope for a Happy, Pain-Free Desk Worker

Posted by on May 17, 2016 in Health and Wellness, Psoas Deskinetics

Setting up your desk and your day. If you are living behind a desk, pre-emptive measures are needed to help lessen the negative effects of deskwork. Being stuck at your desk for long periods of time is extremely damaging and should be limited — meaning breaks need to be a part of your workday. While societal pressures create a mindset that reinforce overwork and overuse of muscles, building preventative measures into your workday should not effect your production. Do you experience any of the following?  Minor: sore neck, cramped shoulder blades, minor headaches, aching hands, eye...

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Upper Crossed Syndrome Recap

Posted by on Mar 11, 2015 in Bodywork Techniques, Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Upper Crossed Syndrome Recap

After that whole month of tips to help combat Upper Crossed Syndrome, we’re moving onto other areas of focus. But, as you have probably already realized, reversing the effects of forward-leaning is an ongoing practice, especially when you continue to work at a desk, ride your bike, or walk while looking down at your phone! We want to make it easy for you to keep accessing these  exercises, stretches, and tips, so we’ve put together a Youtube playlist with all of the videos from the last month for you to bookmark and visit  as often as you need.   Over the course of the...

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