Here are a few simple exercises for self help . . . . .
TIGHT SHOULDERS – SHOULDER ROLLS – One of the most simple, yet effective exercises to loosen tight and stiff shoulders is to roll them in slow circles backwards, make the circles as large as is comfortable and as slow as possible. You will be working the muscles, joints and tendons and ligaments in the shoulder region and may even feel warmth and tingling up and down your spine, which indicates that you are also stimulating your nervous system. Always move slowly and carefully when doing any movements.
To alleviate HEADACHES, massage the thumb pads. If your headache is on just one side, then massage the pads on that side only.
BREATHING TECHNIQUE FOR RELAXATION – Sit down in a comfortable chair. Steady breathing helps us to be calm and relax, breathe in for the count of 1 and out for the count of 2 several times, then breathe in for the count of 2 and out for the count of 4 several times. This encourages slow, deeper breathing instead of shallow breathing and the longer out breaths mean the lungs fully empty before filling again with fresh oxygenated air.
POSTURE CHECK – With your shoulders rolled back and downwards away from the ears, stand against a wall, with your heels touching the skirting board, your bottom, shoulders and the back of your head touching the wall and you will be ‘standing up straight’.
Hayley discusses with Clients a variety of self-help tips depending on their individual needs, taken from various Holistic Therapies.
Here are a couple of links to a blog by HiViz Safety giving further reading and tips . . . .
www.hivizsafety.co.uk – Top 10 Tips To Prevent Work Related Stress
www.hivizsafety.co.uk – Top 5 Reasons to Try Holistic Therapy