Don’t be one of the 0.5 MILLION people in the UK with RSI
Repetitive strain injuries are becoming increasingly more common in the Western world due to unnatural work habits and the build-up of tension in our bodies.
It is a fact that the more tense tissues are, the more prone they are to injury. This is especially the case in situations where repetitive movements are made very regularly and where the levels of tension present in the body are not obvious.
It’s all due to my work posture though….isn’t it?
Yes, partly. You do need to ensure your workplace is as ergonomically correct as possible. However I have observed that different people have different levels of awareness of the tension in their bodies and there are certain types of people who are more prone to developing RSI type injuries.
What kinds of people are more prone?
Basically any position that you are in for long periods of time will result in a build-up of tension (even an ergonomically correct one won’t eliminate this build-up). Therefore, the people who are most unaware of the state of tension in their bodies are the ones who are most prone to developing Repetitive Strain Injuries.
There is undoubtedly a need to retrain or remodel the way in which these people perform movements, but at first it is necessary to try and remove the pain that they are experiencing and which can be very debilitating.
How can you help me release this tension?
Physical tension can be released through massage therapy and acupuncture, but you also need to retrain yourself and learn new ways of moving so that you do not live in way that builds up tension habitually. We can provide lessons on Eastern Body Movement alongside a Tui Na or acupuncture session and also can include sessions on breath retraining and mindfulness training to help you approach the emotional and mental tension that also builds up and contributes to soft tissue injury.