You know the sayings, 'bury your head in the sand' or 'ignorance is bliss' – well I think being 'in tune' with how our body is feeling or reacting to our environment is extremely important to our health and well-being.
One of my client's today struck gold when she said 'Charlotte, it's all about awareness' as she crossed her legs in front of me, and then quickly uncrossed them! I've told her not to cross her legs as it can have a detrimental effect on her hip. She is a stunning example why you are never too old to unlearn old habits and become more aware of poor postural positions and take steps to correct them.
She originally presented with a very sway posture putting her hips forward and off loading her deep hip stabilisers as well as slumping through her upper torso. In social gatherings she would weight bear on one leg and as many of us women do hang off one hip which is known to weaken key stabilising muscles.
Today there was hardly much to correct. We are still trying to strengthen her shoulders as they tend to roll forward and she is working on retracting her chin slightly so that she lessens the stress on her upper shoulder muscles. The point is we are making a lot of progress. Her hip pain and shoulder pain has resolved, she's out enjoying life and she believes she can make these positive changes. More importantly she is committed to doing just that. Many of my younger clients lament about their age or they'll say "But I've always done that". This lady is over 70 and if she can do it, anyone can.
She is reaping the positive rewards of Myotherapy because she does her exercises, she attempts to become more aware of her physical body and how she positions it and she is an equal partner with me in her health recovery plan.
So what are you waiting for? Book in to see me or one of my team and start making positive changes to feel better too.
Charlotte works alongside her therapist team at City Haven Massage Therapy in Mont Albert. The clinic is open 6 days for your convenience including evening and Saturday appointments.
City Haven Massage Therapy
at 'Kieser Training'
733 Whitehorse Road
Mont Albert VIC 3127
Booking available online – www.cityhavenmassage.com.au/bookings.asp
We provide Myotherapy & Remedial Massage services at our Mont Albert clinic located close to Surrey Hills, Balwyn, Balwyn North, Box Hill, Doncaster, Camberwell, Blackburn and surrounding suburbs.