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How to reduce your discomfort from IT overuse. Self help tips, healthy, simple easy solutions for that pain in the neck!
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Created by Sarah Hewlett
Last updated 10/2015
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What Will I Learn?
To reduce tension in your hands, arms, shoulders and neck muscles and feel better when using your computer.
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  • You don't need anything - except painful shoulders, neck or arms!

Learn simple, easy to follow, self help massage and acupressure techniques, to release tension in your muscles. A practical approach ~ no medical terminology. I demonstrate everything slowly, on myself so that you can easily follow.

There are photos to highlight where the muscles are positioned. You will learn effective techniques that you can use anytime, while watching TV, in your lunch break or even sitting on the toilet!! Ideal to make them a part of your daily maintenance cleaning your teeth.

For problems that you have had for many years or months, be patient, they may just take a little longer to respond. Don't quit early, keep focused. The progress for most people is steady. Your muscles may feel numb or solid to start. Once they start to loosen, they may feel uncomfortable as your circulation improves.

That's when the real progress begins and you start to feel the benefits. If you use these methods regularly as an ongoing tool ~ you will be creating a healthy habit and keeping those pains away. No materials needed.. just yourself! The course has 8 lectures and takes 32mins in total.

We start by working on your thumbs, then hands and fingers, forearm, upper arm and shoulder, neck and head. The recap, helps you to understand how each section is connected to the next and the importance of posture and breathing.

The bonus ~ encouraging positive, uplifting, quirky, warm hearted messages... to make you smile.

If you use a computer daily, you need to know how to keep yourself comfortable.

DISCLAIMER: This course should not be taken by anyone who has high/low blood pressure, heart problems, breathing difficulties, circulation problems, pregnant, unstable diabetes or any serious health issues. If you do, please contact your medical advisor for a more suitable treatment.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for people who are generally fit and well but who experience pain and muscle strain, from working at a computer, using a mobile phone, for many hours a day. It is for people who want some easy, self help tips that they can use anytime, to ease the discomfort. This course is not for anyone who has health issues, like high/low blood pressure, heart problems, breathing difficulties, circulation problems, uncontrolled diabetes, pregnant or any serious illness. Please contact your medical advisor for a suitable treatment for you
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Curriculum For This Course
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What this course can do for you
1 Lecture 01:54

In this lecture we discuss...why we get tension in our muscles.

When we are doing, tiny repetitive movement for long periods of time, our muscles get fatigued.

Our lifestyle forces us to do this so we need to have, self help solutions, to help maintain our bodies and keep them healthy.

Preview 01:54
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5 Lectures 14:57

Locating the thumb muscles.

Noticing how they feel, you may be surprised how tight or numb they feel. If you are right or left hand dominant, you may feel one is tighter than the other.

Learn how to loosen and warm those muscles.

When they are more flexible and the circulation has improved, we can then gently stretch them out.

Finishing with a little shakey, shakey !

Preview 02:36

How to release the tension, your hands are complex and amazing.

We work on your fingers, across the ball of your hand, the middle and heal areas.

Then on the top, down between the fingers, towards your wrists.

Connecting back with your thumb again.

Preview 02:48

Locating the muscles in the fore arm.

The muscles here are strong and works very hard, so often get painful.

From your elbow down to the wrist, working to release the tension and warming the whole area and stretching it all out. You probably do this naturally.

You can now understand and feel the connection with the thumb muscles.

Preview 03:09

Following on up your arm, from your elbow to your shoulder.

Warming and loosening the muscles, around and down your arms.

Then across the tops of your shoulders and from behind, rolling forwards.

Freeing up your upper arms and shoulders

Working down, to release your neck.

You locate the base of your skull and muscles each side of your spine. Then gently warm and loosen those muscles that connect to your shoulders.

Next we work on your facial muscles from forehead to jaw.

Finishing with energising movements, to invigorate the top of your head. Then have a little wiggle to shake all the tension out of your body.

Releasing your tension in neck, face and energising head
Finishing off
1 Lecture 02:07

In this lecture we recap the whole sequence.

I will talk about posture and get you to check how you are sitting at your desk in another course.

You may need to move equipment or objects you use, like your screen, keyboard or coffee mug.

Even a few centimetres can make a big difference.

It will stop you leaning, flopping or straining.

This will also help you to feel more comfortable, it's all good awareness.

The importance of good breathing and how to focus on that is something I will cover in future courses.

Wrapping up the course
BONUS: positive thoughts and uplifting messages
1 Lecture 02:58

Sharing and talking about the importance of positive thoughts, while looking at my artwork.

BONUS: positive thoughts, uplifting messages - don't miss these words of wisdom!
About the Instructor
4.9 Average rating
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1,274 Students
2 Courses
Acupressure Therapist and Reflexologist

I have always had an interest in health and wellbeing and passionate about empowering people to feel the best they can. I started my career in 1981, qualified as a SEN nurse at St. Thomas's Hospital, London. 2001 as a Reflexologist MAR and then in 2006 as an Acupressure Therapist AOSM.

So, over the last 15 years I have treated thousands of clients. They tell me they like my approach because it's practical, effective and helps them to feel good.

I also design and draw artwork, with positive, witty, uplifting and quirky messages. An extension to all my therapeutic work, sharing wisdom and heartwarming thoughts. If you go to my Reflexology and Acupressure website link, then click on the Artwork tab, you can take a look.

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