Reco Spinal Centre


Our Bristol chiropractor discusses how motion is lotion to look after your Spine.

If you’ve spent any time around me or the team at Reco Spinal Centre, You’ll have heard our Bristol Chiropractic and Spinal team say 3 magic words…I don’t know for sure if I talk in my sleep. But if I do, I’ve got no doubt I’d be saying:

“Lotion is motion.”

If I was a spine-adjusting superhero, it would be my catchphrase.

But what does it actually mean? our Bristol Chiropractic team discusses

It’s no secret that our bodies are designed to move. Yet, in a world increasingly inclined towards sedentary lifestyles, we often forget the power of motion. 

But here are 5 reasons why integrating movement into your daily routine is critical to your health:

#1. Boosts Mental Health

Regular physical activity is a natural mood enhancer, helping to relieve stress, anxiety, and depression. It’s like nature’s antidepressant – without the side effects.

#2. Enhances Joint Health

Movement helps maintain joint flexibility and can reduce pain and stiffness. If you’re focusing on improving your spinal health, regular motion will ensure that your back remains flexible and strong.

#3. Improves Physical Fitness

Whether it’s a brisk walk, a yoga session, or a bike ride, moving your body strengthens your heart, muscles, and bones.It’s the most natural way to stay fit and build resilience.

#4. Supports Longevity

Studies have shown that regular physical activity can add years to your life expectancy. You don’t need to get up and try and run a marathon though. Even moderate exercise has profound benefits.

#5. Fosters Social Connections

Movement can be a social activity. Walking with a friend, joining a dance class, or participating in team sports can enhance your social life while keeping you active.

But I also understand that life gets in the way, and incorporating movement into your day can feel like a chore. So here are a few tips to seamlessly blend activity into your day:


  • Take Short Breaks: Every hour, take a few minutes to stretch or walk around.
  • Choose Activities You Enjoy: Movement should be joyful, not a burden. Find activities that make you happy, and you’ll be more likely to stick with them.
  • Set Realistic Goals: Start small and gradually increase your activity level. Every bit counts!
  • Make It a Group Effort: Involve friends, family, or colleagues or family members to make exercising a fun and social event.


Remember, your journey towards a healthier life is unique to you, so whether you’re taking your first steps towards being more active or looking for ways to enhance your current routine, we’re here to support you every step of the way.

If you’re curious about how our Bristol Chiropractic and spinal therapy team can support your active lifestyle, visit our website and send us an email at 0117 9252886, or click on our diary and book yourself in with one of our team and we’ll talk you through the process. Let’s get moving towards a healthier, happier you!

We here at Reco Spinal Centre are based in Westbury-on-Trym, our chiropractic and spinal therapy team are centrally located with good access from Redland, Cotham , Clifton, Filton , Patchway , Stoke Bishop , Bishopston, Henleaze , Southmead and the surrounding area.