So what can you do to avoid back pain? Like anything to do with the body, the back is another use it or lose it. Sure, too much use can cause pain, but so can too little. An inactive back is open to injury at the slightest effort, so to avoid this, regular exercise is a fast way to building up resistance to injury – and even breathing can strengthen the back. Deep belly breathing – by placing your hands on the stomach and inhaling and exhaling deeply as many times a day as you can – will keep the the spinal cord moving up and down inside the vertabrae and reduce the risk of nerves being pinched…a pretty easy and simple solution to potential pain.
If you can find a few minutes in the day then you should try neck stretches – including bending, side-to-side, up-and-down and ear-to-shoulder exercises that will strengthen the cervical spine. For the lower spine using light weights and yoga poses such as the ‘downward dog’ – plus exercises like push-ups – will open the chest and stretch the spine. Good posture is also important, keeping the head level, the ears and shoulders aligned will help the spine by reducing the strain on the neck and can reduce associated tension related issues such as migraines and respitory restriction. For the back, the best sitting posture is not actually the vertical 90-degrees, but a slight angle backwards at 110-degrees – this ‘slight’ slouch, allows the shoulders to take some of the weight against a chair rather than placing all the weight on the lower spine.
Sleep can also be a problem – not enough can cause neck and back strains from increased muscle tension. Sleep should also be in a position to relax the spine – on your side usually places the least amount of pressure on all those vertabrae. Making sure your mattress and pillows are comfortable and supportive is also critical to a pain free back. For all intents and purposes, a relaxed back is a good back – find a balance between your lifestyle and spine and enjoy the benefits.
SETTER’S HEALTH CENTRE IS REOPENING MONDAY THE 1ST OF JUNE 2020 AT 8.30AM! In accordance with the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions by the Queensland Government, we are reopening. Your safety is paramount to us and we will be following the Safe Work and Department of Health Infection Co...Read More
An important announcement from Setters Health Centre!! Please note that while there have been changes to businesses under the QLD Government COVID-19 closures direction, Bowen Therapy remains as a non-essential business undertaking. Setter’s Health Centre will remain closed at this time. We...Read More
Setter's Health Centre, in the interest of public health safety, will be temporarily closing our clinic, until the risk from the Australian COVID-19 epidemic has reduced. We would like to thank our clients & we wish that you all remain safe, stay calm & carry on in a positive respectful m...Read More
Sometimes we’re so stressed we need to reach for the phone and make an appointment for Bowen Therapy as a mind and body relaxation. Yes, I’m advocating Bowen Therapy for the sorrows of life rather then you drowning you’re sorrows or steeling those nerves with some overproof courage. I’m ...Read More
Coronavirus Stress - Anxiety & Vitamin B Loss 2020 By Benjamin Setter Senior Bowen Therapy Specialist Townsville Australia. With the coming of the Coronavirus COVID-19 we have all seen the worst form of uncontrolled hysterical fear in Australia. (Toilet Paper being fought over at Coles And Wool...Read More
Bowen Therapy In Townsville Has Been Successfully Practiced For 28 yrs At Setter’s Health Centre – Contact Us For Effective Relief Of Pain & Injury Today On Phone 47288800. What is Bowen Therapy? The Gentle Healing Technique Bowen Therapeutic Technique (Bowen Therapy) is a dynamic system of...Read More
What Is Your Temporomandibular Joint? The Temporomandibular Joint or TMJ is the most used joint in the whole body. Your Temporomandibular joint or known as TMJ is like a hinge that attaches the jaw to the skull. It is important in eating, talking, breathing, and facial expressions... When a problem...Read More
Many of my clients are unable to lie either face down (prone) or face up (supine). So this post with me working on Mrs King in a sitting position shows how I adapt my Bowen Therapy Pain Relief Treatment plan to the clients circumstances. Here is a link to Julian Baker U.K. demonstrating Bowen The...Read More
For Fast Effective Relief From Pain In Townsville Call Setter's Health Centre Today!! Try our gentle healing technique at Setter’s Health Centre. We employ the Bowen Therapeutic Technique – Bowen Therapy, which is a dynamic system of muscle and connective tissue therapy that encourages the body...Read More
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