There are many jobs that require good posture. As the demands of work and life become more stressful, the need for good posture becomes more important yet is easily forgotten. If you work at a computer, drive on long trips, pick things up using your back, or other related activities, you probably know this situation all too well. As you begin to lean your head and shoulders forward more, the alignment in your posture is affected. It may not feel like a big deal, but think about your muscles contracting for an extended period of time. For example, you may sleep in all sorts of funny positions. When you wake up, you experience pain anywhere along your spine from your muscles contracting the whole night while you are trying to sleep. This is only one scenario. Of course, your body won't know why it's hurting until you condition it to know better. As you train your body to have better posture, certain activities become more natural and it becomes easier to listen when your body communicates with you about your posture not being right due to an activity. Massage can help to relax your over-worked muscles helping you to release built-up tension.