In some cases, neck pain begins with a traumatic incident for instance whiplash from a car accident. For others neck pain may come on gradually. For example from working day after day at a computer with tense shoulders and your head in a forward position.
Other common culprits include:
- cradling a phone with the shoulder
- carrying a heavy hand-bag or
- sleeping without proper neck support
Once tension and pain take hold other symptoms may develop such as:
- jaw tension or
- tingling in the arms or hands
Massage is one of the most effective therapies for helping alleviate neck pain and tension. Massage kneads away tension, eases muscle spasms and releases highly irritable spots called trigger points. Most people notice improved neck and shoulder movement after just one massage.
Chiropractors and physiotherapists, often recommend massage to enhance the overall effectiveness of their treatments.
Tight muscles commonly contribute to joint malalignment and reduced joint movement.
If you or someone you know suffers with neck pain, one of our experienced Remedial Massage Therapists can help get you back on track to a normal pain-free life. Find out more by following the link.