July 26, 2012 | Manitoba
While workers who lift, stock shelves and move heavy objects may be fully aware that their daily routine takes a toll on their bodies, business people sitting in an office from 9 to 5 are also susceptible to everyday injuries and strain on certain muscles. Without even realizing it, a majority of workers are indirectly harming their bodies simply by repeating the same movement on a regular basis.
The number of industries that suffer from day-to-day pain is endless. Those in the food services industry, business professionals with a desk job, a chemist standing over a lab counter all day or hairdressers constantly on their feet all endure back pain or strains on the wrist, shoulders and hands. Some of these professionals may even inadvertently clench their jaws or tighten certain muscles, making their pain even worse.
From chronic pain to sports injuries, massage therapists can help individuals with their work-related strains. By targeting certain problem areas, such as the wrists, forearms and back for desk employees, or an all-over treatment for athletes and stage performers, the pain that these people experience can be significantly reduced, leading to a happier and healthier lifestyle.