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Shiatsu therapeutic treatment

An unfit posture, daily stress, poor habits, all these cause tensions that we unfortunately know too well: back pain, muscular and articular soreness, fatigue, insomnia, migrains...

Shiatsu treatments help regaining control and improve general well-being.

Shiatsu is a Japanese technique using pressure points and stretches. It is usually given on a futon but can be on a chair. (The treatment is 1h on a futon and 15-25 min on a chair.)

Further to the treatment benefits, Shiatsu enables a deep relaxation state, a general feeling of well-being and better sleep.

This service is offered to individuals as well as businesses willing to improve their employees' well-being.

For more information and appointments, feel free to contact the boutique and visit our authorized practitioner's website: www.philippefunez.com

Everyone can benefit from a Shiatsu treatment.
It is not an alternative but a support. It is intended for everyone as a way of dealing daily with various health issues.

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Office planning and ergonomic consultations

Feel free to contact the store for more information.

Ergonomics is often not very well defined. Therefore our purpose is very simple : to bring light on daily ergonomics, basic principles at work as well as common sense. Ergonomics helps us to understand better our interactions with our surroundings, everywhere and in every activities. It is meant for everyone, without exceptions. Maybe are we in good health and wish to keep it that way. Or maybe are we having bad posture habits or suffer from various pathologies seeking for adapted products. Ergonomics helps us to better understand our body and urges us to respect it.


WHAT IS ERGONOMICS ? - (Definition : Association of Canadian Ergonomists)

Ergonomics (or human factors) is the scientific discipline concerned with interactions among humans and other elements of a system (e.g. tools, equipment, products, tasks, organization, technology, and environment). The profession applies theory, principles, data, methods and analysis to design in order to optimize human well-being and overall system performance.
 

THE MOST COMMON PATHOLOGIES

* Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI) : waking up at night with itches in hands, not being able to use a screwdriver anymore, having difficulty in brushing our hair, feeling frequent dullnesses … These pains can be the sign of a repetitive strain injury. RSI are annoying, painful and sometimes invalidating, at work and even doing daily errands.

RSI include a large number of wounds and disorders of muscles, tendons, nerves, etc.:
. Back (dorsalgia, slipped disk)
. Wrist (carpal tunnel syndrome, shoulder, arm, elbow, hand
. Twist and sprain

* Chronic pains can have repercussions felt on a psychological, social and economic levels even with the family.

* Stress and anxiety, often leading to depression.

RISK FACTORS

* Static and binding postures
When we speak about static or binding postures, it is important to take into account :
. The number of times when a binding posture is used during given period.
. The duration during which we have to maintain a specific posture (static posture).
. The exerted strength while a binding posture is adopted.

* Bio-mechanical factors : the "repetitiveness" of gestures and excessive efforts
When we speak about repetitive tasks, it is important to take into account the repetitiveness of the task, but also :
. The duration during which the workers do the task.
. The required posture.
. The quantity of exerted strength.

* Psychosocial factors
Stress, malaise, worry, lack of autonomy, requirement level …etc should all be considered very seriously.


PREVENTION AND SOLUTIONS AT WORK AND HOME

RSI and other engendered disorders are not a fate. It is possible to prevent their appearances with an ergonomic approach.

It is essential to know well the characteristics of the potential user.
These can have a big influence. It is always necessary to take into account the following factors:
. Physical dimensions
. Size
. Sex
. Left-handed or right-handed

* The environment

Numerous aspects of the environment must also be taken into account:
. The arrangement or the place of the existing furniture.
. The available space and the dimensions.
. Light sources, more particularly lamps.
. The type, the size of computers used as well as the place of accessories.

* Postures

There is no single recommended posture when we sit down. Here are some general recommendations:
. Shoulders are relaxed.
. Elbows are near the body.
. Move closer the chin of the breast and not bend when we look downward or forwards.
. Change position frequently.
. Alternate crossing legs.
. Avoid bending on the side.
. Avoid bending forwards.
. Do not collapse on the office.
. Don't remain seated more than 50 consecutive minutes.

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Sources :

Association of Canadian Ergonomist,
Ontario Ministry of Labour,
Institut National de Santé Public du Québec,
Institut National de Recherche Scientifique (France).

*The content of this page is only provided as information and reference. It is not to be considered as professional or legal advices in any way.



 

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