by Stop for a massage
With the start of 2017 I have been thinking about my New Year's resolutions. I always try to have one and stick to it but it doesn't always happen but I feel it is worth a go. Whilst wasting time on the internet the other day I came across the Pomodoro Technique website. In Italian a pomodoro is a tomato, the Pomodoro Technique has really nothing to do with tomatoes apart from the fact it uses a timer which is shaped like a tomato.
It's not a new concept but it might be what I need to focus on my course work and boring housework. It might also help me concentrate and keep me away from Facebook. But what to do in those breaks? That's not really a hard one - eat cake, go to the loo, have a drink of water, or maybe because it's New Year I could be more creative with my five minutes break.
Doing the massage course has made me think about my own aches, pains and terrible posture so maybe I could do something to help my body in my short break. This month we have been practising shoulder mobilisation and neck massage to help the aches caused by hunching. After sitting hunched over a screen, book or pile of laundry we all need a stretch to stop the hunch becoming permanent, so I searched out some exercises to help with shoulder mobilisation and posture.
I selected two short You Tube videos. The first video I chose because it covers shoulder mobilisation exercises which are easy to do standing away from a desk and two which could be done sitting down as I to return to work. The second video is an exercise designed by a chiropractor to help with correcting bad posture involving the neck.
I think I will aim to do a few a day and see what happens. Happy New Year.