While our society is becoming increasing health conscious, our efforts at proper diet and fitness may be missing the mark when we also neglect other often-missed issues, like proper posture. When we think about our posture, we often remember our parents scolding us to stand up straight and our annoyance at their nit-picking. However, bad posture really does take a toll on our bodies over time. Not only does bad posture project a poor self-image, but it also has been linked to increased stress, depression, constipation, and chronic pain. People with poor posture are also less likely to receive pay raises or be considered for promotions, and posture can also affect how people perceive your weight, as you end up looking heavier than you really are. If you think you have poor posture and want to know how to fix bad posture, the answer may actually be a little more complicated than you think.

You’ve finally decided to take control of your health, and are making important changes to achieve your wellness goals.

From a healthier diet to the addition or increase of good exercise, you know that your journey, though tough, will be a rewarding one. However, as you continue on your road of personal improvement, you may find that something still feels “off.” Maybe your body isn’t performing as well as you want, or maybe you just feel stiff or out of balance. With all this work to improve your heath, shouldn’t you be feeling better than you do? While the steps you are taking are the most important, you still may be neglecting an important part of your body: your connective tissue system. If you are ready to take the next step toward the new, healthy you, consider your connective tissue health and how Rolfing™ can help.

How Does My Connective Tissue System Affect My Health?

Your connective tissue, sometimes referred to as your fascial system, is the vast network that holds your body together, and keeps your muscles, bones, and organs all functioning in harmony. However, when your connective tissue system has problems, the results can affect your entire body by throwing it out of alignment. This not only hampers your physical performance, but it also contributes that overall feeling of “blah” that you can’t seem to shake despite your healthy changes. If parts of your connective tissue become thick and fibrous, your entire body fails to function in the balance you need for true wellness. The good news is that, through the practice of Rolfing, you can fix this issue.

How Can I Improve Connective Tissue Problems?

Rolfing™ massage, also known as structural integration bodywork, is a treatment that specifically targets problems with your connective tissue system. Rolfing lengthens and repositions your fascia through deep-tissue body work, joint mobilization, and strengthening exercises. In the Los Angeles and Santa Monica areas, Bob Alonzi is one of the most recognized and respected Certified Advanced Rolfers around. Bob has over two decades of experience, as well as extensive training and the proven track record as a competent, compassionate Rolfing practitioner. Bob believes in supporting his clients’ wellness journey, and his holistic approach to health ensures that you will feel better, stronger, and more energetic. If you live in the Orange County area, and are ready to take your health improvement efforts to the next level, contact Bob to learn how Rolfing can help you.

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