Neck pain is a common complaint is today’s tech-reliant world. Whether you’re accidentally hunched over your smartphone, sleeping in an unhealthy position, or tethered to a computer day-in and day-out, neck pain is one of the most common chronic muscular disorders in the U.S.
The good news is, however, is that there are many different ways to ease such pain with massage being one of the best methods to reduce tension and provide pain relief. If you suffer from chronic or acute neck pain, here are three massage modality recommendations from our expert staff:
Deep Tissue Massage
This form of massage concentrates on applying deep pressure to the layers of muscles and tendons. If you suffer from chronic neck and back pain, deep tissue is an excellent method to address patterns of tension. It’s also a good way to boost posture, improve flexibility, and prevent future issues.
Trigger Point Massage
Trigger points are adhesions that form in the muscle tissues that can impair functionality. Latent trigger points are older muscle knots that can provoke pain elsewhere in the body, while active trigger points are areas of tightness that result in significant local pain. Trigger point massage includes the application of deep pressure to targeted areas of the body to promote the release of tension.
The field of reflexology deals with the application of pressure to specific points of the feet, hands, and ears to deliver therapeutic and enjoyable experiences. For neck pain, your massage therapist may work on various points of your body that seem unrelated but in fact, with reflexology, are tied together.
Neck pain can interfere with your ability to go about your daily life, doing the things that you want to do. Visit our studio to discover holistic and nonpharmacological ways to tackle neck pain. We’re here for you!