Sitting at a desk or working on a computer all day can lead to a muscle imbalance pattern that has been labeled as Upper Crossed Syndrome (UCS) or slump. This usually results in constant or chronic neck and shoulder tension.
UCS occurs as most of us have a tendency to move our head or chin forward a few inches while working at a desk or computer. Keep in mind the average human head weighs 8 pounds. So now the muscles in your neck, shoulders and upper back must support the equivalent of 11 pounds all day long.
This makes the muscles in the chest and front of the neck become too tight, whereas the muscles between the shoulder blades and the back of the shoulders will lack in tone or be “over stretched.” Hence the slump.
Get Out Of the Slump!
If you're in a slump, Take Ten Body Therapy can help. In addition to massage, there are exercises that can help. Schedule a 10-minute consultation and to learn how you achieve musculoskeletal and structural balance.